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It's been a week in which a considerable tonnage of ornate concrete and bronze has been pulled from various plinths - or put on notice that it's now also in the demolition sights.

TV shows and films such as Little Britain and Gone With The Wind have been dropped from streaming sites on the grounds that they are racist.

American police dramas like the series Cops have been cancelled on the grounds that they represent "copaganda".