The memorial has been rearranged so that one of the panels on the side of County Hall has been moved further away from where people can stand.
Because of its location, the memorial was always difficult to read and an explanatory panel had been provided, containing the information on the panels and an image of the central sculpture.
This panel has now been removed and replaced by a flashy, but generic panel which makes no mention of the Spanish Civil War. Anybody looking at the memorial would likely assume, not without good reason, that the plaques on the wall were similarly generic.
It appears that the new Tory regime wants to remove any association between the council and the International Brigades.
Given the speed with which the new Tory regime moved to make this change it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that this is ideologically driven.
Kay Cutts and other Tory councillors are as keen on war memorials as other right-wingers and have bedecked County Hall with a giant plastic poppy (albeit one initially attached upside down) in the run up to Armistic Day. They just have to be for the right conflicts (that is, ones where the British State is wielding the weapons).