Thursday 2 October 2014

Banksy anti-immigration birds mural in Clacton-on-Sea destroyed

Story from the BBC news. I quite liked this Banksy piece. 

A comment from the comms manager of Tendring Council caught my eye;

"We would obviously welcome an appropriate Banksy original on any of our seafronts and would be delighted if he returned in the future."

Is that the official council response? If it is, that can be seen as Tendring Council encouraging
criminal damage to their property, for if Banksy were to appear and spray paint graffiti without
permission on property that did not belong to him, that would be Criminal Damage, so strange 
of the council to seemingly encourage it. Why has Banksy got an exception to the Laws of 
the United Kingdom? Why would one graffiti artist be above the law, while others would be 
prosecuted? A question i will put to Nigel Brown of Tendring council myself.