Now of course Whittome is one of Corbyn's 2019 hard left intake, but the statue-topplers can find an equally enthusiastic supporter in Blairite peer Lord Adonis. Adonis has taken a break from his constant remoaning (he still thinks he can stop Brexit) and has gone on a crusade to have all colonial statues removed: "Just remove them all" he said in a tweet earlier this month.
NOTE: The Rhodes statue has not come down yet, but Oriel College did cave in to the mob last week and agreed to remove it pending planning permission.
This is the same guy who suggested - in all seriousness - that the Colston statue could be replaced by a statue of Tony Blair. Therefore he advocates the removal of centuries-old figures for waging imperialist crimes around the world and replacing them with a contemporary figure who waged imperialist crimes around the world! The mind boggles.
Tory MP Lee Anderson directly addressed Adonis's call for Cromwell to fall: "I walk past the Cromwell statue every single day to work and he is a daily reminder to me of our history, good and bad. I would strongly suggest he stays there and that it should be Lord Adonis who is removed from the House of Lords and put in a museum".