Still, it deserves a little more attention. The monument conveys a message to the future generations. To us.
The message takes only four words: AGRICULTURE, COMMERCE, ENGINEERING, and MANUFACTURES. Below you can see the allegory of Engineering, which I like most:
These four words carry the information how Great Britain achieved her greatness; not only in the Victorian times.
Now think for a moment: What message are we likely to leave to our grandchildren and their children?
I guess it might be these four words: SUBSIDIES, BUREAUCRACY, WELFARE, and OUTSOURCING.