It seems a pastor’s son was the moron responsible for spraying Winston Churchill’s statue with racist.

Benjamin Clark (pictured outside court), 18, defaced the Westminster monument to Britain's wartime Prime Minister with bright yellow spray paint during an Extinction Rebellion protest on September 10
Benjamin Clark (pictured outside court), 18, defaced the Westminster monument to Britain’s wartime Prime Minister with bright yellow spray paint during an Extinction Rebellion protest on September 10 

This idiot caused damage to a tribute to a Great Britain and the cost of cleaning it was £1642, so why are we the taxpayer now out of money because this spoilt brat decided it would be funny to vandalise something and someone we hold dear.

He had to run the gauntlet of protestors outside and good I hope it frightened the little brat to death, and that he will think carefully before joining some angry riot over something he is offended over next time.

Sentencing him, District Judge Tan Ikram said: ‘You were part of an Extinction Rebellion protest, as a result of which you came into possession of some yellow chalk paint which you then sprayed on the base of the statue. ‘You’ve caused great offence it appears to a lot of people and I’m told it has provoked a very strong reaction. ‘The reality is that is part of the consequence of your actions – I have heard that your father has head threatening communications in relation to your behaviour and at court today there are some people who are very upset.’ 

Clark was arrested after the plinth of a monument to Winston Churchill in Parliament Square, London was defaced in September with yellow graffiti including the words 'is a racist'
The teenager was one of at least 680 people arrested in connection with 10 days of Extinction Rebellion protests in London. Pictured: The statue in London on September 10

The teenager’s lawyer, Laura O’Brien, said that her client was an ‘intelligent’ maths and history student who had acted impulsively. Intelligent is taking the proverbial. This tool should know that history is something that we should treasure as without yesterday, we have no tomorrow. She further states that he did not go there to cause damage to the statue but how would you explain the yellow paint he used to damage it.

The problem with this brat is that mummy and daddy never said no. Maybe a good hiding would have curtailed his stupidity. I have no sympathy for him having to run the guantlet of abuse as Winston Churchill is someone who is very special to the people of this country and he had no right to deface our tribute.

I cannot believe his solicitor said it was only a bit of paint….well its only a bit of abuse if you want to use their words.

Maybe if we stopped indulging our children and started chastising them when they act out…then maybe we wouldn’t have to put up with morons like this not only defacing our statues, but taking up our court times. God help us if this is the face of the future.