A controversial museum devoted to Jack the Ripper has suffered a major blow after it was ordered to remove most of the signage advertising its presence.
The Jack The Ripper Museum in east London will have to take down its sinister black facade with blood-red lettering after being refused retrospective planning permission for the shop front.
It has also been told to get rid of its large metal shutters, despite claiming they were installed to protect staff after they were “physically attacked, pelted with eggs, harassed and sworn at”.
Attacked not by the usual mindless vandals, but by these fragile flowers of femininity, perhaps..?
Tower Hamlets mayor John Biggs said: “We were promised a museum with displays that celebrate and tell the story of the women of the East End and their historic, cultural and future contributions – instead we are left with a ‘museum’ glorifying a serial killer.
“I’m very pleased that the planning permission appeal for signage has been refused. Sadly, the ‘museum’ itself will remain.”
Clearly, one can’t have a ‘conservation area’ sullied by filthy commerce, can we? Even if next door is hardly fitting in…
And those awful metal shutters! Why, they have to go because they aren’t allowed for…
Oh. Hang on. What’s that next door?
When will elected representatives stop pandering to shrill identity groups?