The future of some of Britain’s top cultural institutions are ‘under threat’ from a ‘woke cult’, a former National Trust chairman has today claimed.
Charity chief Simon Jenkins today criticised the involvement of ‘left-wing politics’ in organisations such as the National Trust – which he chaired for six years between 2008 and 2014.
It comes after current chairman, Tim Parker, announced last month that he would quit amid a revolt over ‘woke’ policies.
Members of the charity were enraged after the trust published a 115-page report which ‘blacklisted’ 93 of its estates over their alleged links to slavery.
Included on the ‘hit list’ was Chartwell, home of Sir Winston Churchill, in Kent.
The list, and tranh đồng quê bằng gỗ đẹp a number of other policies, sparked a revolt from grassroots organisation Restore Trust.
The group threatened to table a no confidence vote in Mr Parker’s leadership at the charity’s AGM last month.However Mr Parker quit ahead of the meeting.
Speaking to the Spectator about the row, in a podcast named, Mr Jenkins said: ‘I do regard the sort of “Woke Cult” at the moment as seriously threatening to many cultural institutions.’
On the row within the Trust, he added: ‘I do think this is a very odd controversy for bức tranh đồng quê bằng gỗ the trust to find itself in.
Charity chief Simon Jenkins (pictured left) has spoken out amid the ‘culture war’ engulfing the 126-year-old charity – which he headed-up for giá tranh đồng quê bằng đồng six years between 2008 and 2014. It comes after the trust’s current chairman, Tim Parker (pictured right), announced last month that he would quit, following a revolt over his ‘woke’ policies.
Members of the charity were enraged after the trust published a sensational 115-page report which ‘blacklisted’ 93 of its estates over their alleged links to slavery
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