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UK Students Push for 250-Foot Statue of Margaret Thatcher

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    File Photo: British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher acknowledges applauds on Oct. 13, 1989 at the end of the Conservative Party conference in Blackpool.

    College students at the University of Kent in Southeast England are proposing the construction of a 250-foot statue of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

    The statue would be created in iron -- in tribute to Thatcher's reputation as "The Iron Lady" -- and would stand almost twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty. That is, if the project goes through.

    It would cost roughly $425 million dollars and the students plan to raise money through a crowdfunding campaign.