Art or ‘childish graffiti’? Redressing Queen Victoria and Disraeli statues sparks fury on the Mersey
Edward Young, who co-wrote an acclaimed biography of Disraeli, said: “I do think they have missed the point. Disraeli would not have said he was gay. He was mainly in love with himself.
“It’s a bit of a stretch to say he was a warrior for Pride. He certainly wasn’t. It’s us translating our own labels on the past.”
Julian Spalding, a former director of galleries and museums in Sheffield, Manchester and Glasgow, dismissed it as “childish graffiti given contemporary credibility by trivial wokery”.
Michael Daley, director of ArtWatch UK, which campaigns to protect the integrity of works of art