The Culture War

john eden

male pale and stale
how widespread is this? more than just the example mentioned?
The Conservatives are going in pretty hard on this at the moment Leo. There has been similar stuff at the BBC and museums generally have been warned off removing problematic statues. Here is a local example:


The new proposed policing bill also includes increased prison sentences for people who vandalise statues.

Also the govt’s own commission on racism has recommended that teaching about our colonial past must include the “good” bits. For balance.
 

john eden

male pale and stale
But at the same time, where I live there are some really good and sensitive conversations happening about all this:

 

john eden

male pale and stale
I suspect this will lead to some conflict between local Labour run councils vs the tabloids and Conservative government - exactly like in the 1980s.

For the Tories this is a great distraction from economic carnage and their own corruption of course.
 
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