A giant tinplate portrait of Baroness Thatcher has divided politicians after it was unveiled at the home of the Welsh assembly in Cardiff. Her portrait hangs alongside Aneurin Bevan, founder of the NHS and hero of Wales. I am sure that there are many in Wales who have waited a long time to see the day that Thatcher hangs in the Senedd, but I’m sure this isn’t what they had in mind! I believe that this temporary work of art, because after all it is only there for three months, is an interesting representation of the history of Wales.
For good or bad, I shall let the readers decide, both Bevan and Thatcher helped redefine the life of the people of Wales and each one has played a massive part in their history therefore both rightly deserve their place in the Senedd. Having said this for diplomatic purposes I do not think it should be a perminant display. It is the National Assembly of the people of Wales and their sensitive views on this issue should be respected. To keep Thatcher in the Senedd would be like unveiling a statue of Aurthur Scargill in the Commons Lobby opposite Thatcher. It just wont wash and neither should it.