In yet another woke story we now have the latest which concerns the renaming of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust after it announced it was renaming itself The Churchill Fellowship and was removing images of the former prime minister from its website.
The charity, which awards grants for Britons to pursue social and community causes denied that it was seeking to disown his legacy although that’s what it looks like to me and I’m sure a lot of other people.
The Trust said many of his views on race were widely seen as unacceptable today and added that they shared this view of Sir Winston who was Conservative prime minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955 and was honoured with a state funeral when he died in 1965.
While he has been celebrated for his wartime leadership he has also been accused of racism over his support for the British Empire and his attitude towards people from India and other races although his views were nothing out of the unusual during his lifetime.
The Prime Minister, a long-time Churchill admirer has appealed to the organisation to rethink the move and believes that Winston Churchill was a hero who helped save this country and the whole of Europe from a fascist and a racist tyranny by leading the defeat of Nazism adding, it is completely absurd, misguided and wrong to airbrush his giant achievements and service to this country, the trust should think again.
The move saw the removal of a lengthy tribute and biography of Sir Winston from the website as well as pictures of the former premier when it was announced that its name was being simplified because the original title was confusing to people and did not explain what they do.
Now call me a sceptical old bugger if you like but I’m not seeing the change from The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to The Churchill Fellowship has greatly assisted in explaining what they do, perhaps they have an ulterior motive for the name change.
I’m wondering what effect this will have on school teachers for if these woke ideas continue, I especially have to feel sorry for the school history teachers who will have nothing left to teach and will be out of a job.