British Prime Minister Boris Johnson took to twitter to condemn those calling for statues including that of Winston Churchill with links to slavery and racism to be torn down.
“We cannot now try to edit or censor our past,” he said. “We cannot pretend to have a different history. The statues in our cities and towns were put up by previous generations. They had different perspectives, different understandings of right and wrong. But those statues teach us about our past, with all its faults. To tear them down would be to lie about our history, and impoverish the education of generations to come.”
Yaya：show off，behave in a self-important manner，arrogant，boastful，proud，stuck-up〔Yaya：炫耀，举止自大，傲慢，自夸，骄傲，目中无人〕。
1978 Leong Choon Cheong《Youth in the Army 》：Yaya means showing off, to act as though one is very important。〝Don’t yaya around〞，〝Don’t talk yaya〞，〝Got nothing want to yaya〞 are common sentences with the slang〝yaya〞incorporated。〔Yaya：炫耀的意思，表现得好像自己很重要。例句：〝不要到处Yaya〔炫耀〕〞、〝不要讲大话〔Talk Yaya〕、〝一无所有还想Yaya〔炫耀〕〞〕。
1985 Michael Chiang 《Army Daze》：Yaya - Nonchalant；Also one who acts tough e.g. 〝Who ga ...