BBC Nixes George Orwell Statue

From a BBC TV production of ‘1984.’ (Courtesy Getty Images)

The BBC has put the kibosh on a plan to build a statue dedicated to George Orwell outside its new Broadcasting House on the grounds that the writer was “too liberal,” The Guardian reports.

This depsite the fact that some $95,000 had been already raised for the sculptor Martin Jennings to make it.

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