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Mural of Winston Churchill wearing stockings and suspenders attracts complaints – for his trademark ‘V’ sign –

Brighton council asked for the wartime PM’s hands to be painted over but reversed the decision when told the ‘V’ was historically accurate



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The mural, called Churchill Rainbow, was created as part of a series featuring well-known Brightonians and those with links to the city. Churchill went to school in Hove.
Horace, the mural’s artist who has been dubbed ‘Worthings answer to Banksy’, said he was contacted by Mr Phillips following the council’s call and was ready to alter it.
“We made a plan to cover up the hands with other small pictures of things like ice cream cones, corona bottles, a smiley face, or other stencils I had lying around…

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