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Ronald Reagan to be honoured with a London statue.  I am so proud and happy about this.

I don’t need to add anything.

Yes I do.

I’m pleased and proud and wish he were still around so I could vote for him again. And again. I believe truly he was an honest man. Not saying perfect. Who is? 

He did us proud, and I believe that.

Former US president Ronald Reagan is set to be honoured with a statue in central London.

Last Updated: 3:42PM BST 22 May 2009

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Westminster City Council granted planning permission for the sculpture to be erected outside the US embassy in Grosvenor Square.
To allow the statue to go ahead, the council has changed its usual policy of allowing memorials only to people who have been dead for 10 or more years.

The application was made by Jennie Elias, the London-based president of the Reagan Memorial Fund Trust.
Steve Summers, chairman of Westminster City Council’s planning applications sub committee, said: “Regardless of politics, nobody can dispute that President Reagan was a true ally of this country.

“During his presidency the term ‘special relationship’ reflected not just the close working partnership of our respective governments, but helped reinforce Britain’s unquestionable cultural and historic ties with the United States.
“Subsequent presidencies have continued that unique bond between our countries so it is only right and proper we exempt President Reagan, as a former head of state, from the usual rules on statues.”

Mr Reagan died in 2004 at the age of 93. He served as the US president between 1981 and 1989.
His presidential era coincided with the end of the Cold War, with Margaret Thatcher saying he had “a higher claim than any other leader to have won the Cold War for liberty and he did it without a shot being fired”.

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