National Trust used public money to fund campaign ATTACKING England
A study study by the National Trust which besmirched English history was partly funded with almost £100,000 of Lottery money, it has been revealed.
The rules regarding Lottery grants specifically prevent it from funding political projects. The National Trust had already published their report on “Colonial Countryside” at the height of the Black Lives Matter protests.
The publication, largely drawn up by Corinne Fowler, Professor of PostColonial Literature at Leicester University, linked almost 100 trust properties to colonialism and the slave trade.
It has led to demands that the trust loses access to government funds and hundreds of people have reportedly resigned their membership.
The project also received almost £60,000 from the Arts Council.
A spokesman for the National Lottery Heritage Fund said: “In February 2018 The National Lottery Heritage Fund awarded the University of Leicester’s project ‘Colonial Countryside: Reinterpreting English Country Houses’ a grant of £99,600.
“This three-year education programme for young people was designed to help them explore country houses’ Caribbean and East India Company connections, from trade in Caribbean rum, tea and salt to slave ownership.
“As part of this project, school pupils visited National Trust properties to work with historians and writers on a variety of activities, including public speaking, examining archives, co-producing exhibitions and leading tours. Hands-on education such as this helps to inspire the next generation of archivists, curators, historians and writers.”
It is abhorrent that hard working tax payers are funding the enormously damaging, unpatriotic pet-projects of well-heeled academics.