Tony Benn – RIP – illegally put up several plaques around the House of Commons to unrecognised heroes of democracy.
Here’s one he screwed to the door of a broom cupboard in commemoration of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison:
Here’s part of his speech from 2011 in Parliament when he finally admitted to his illegal activities:
“I have put up several plaques—quite illegally, without permission; I screwed them up myself. One was in the broom cupboard to commemorate Emily Wilding Davison, and another celebrated the people who fought for democracy and those who run the House. If one walks around this place, one sees statues of people, not one of whom believed in democracy, votes for women or anything else. We have to be sure that we are a workshop and not a museum.”
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