Jacob Rees-Mogg has blasted the National Trust for not realising ‘how wonderful’ Winston Churchill was after it included his home on its ‘woke’ list of houses with historic links to slavery. The Commons Leader called the charity a ‘once great organisation’ and accused it of ‘shamefacedly quietly hiding away, pretending that they are abashed about the greatness that this country has enjoyed over so many centuries’. His remarks came after the National Trust revealed how 93 of the properties it looks after have links to historic slavery and colonialism. Properties with connections to people involved in colonial expansion, including leading figures in the East India Company, or senior figures in administering colonies, including Winston Churchill’s home Chartwell, are included in the survey. Jacob Rees-Mogg called the National Trust a ‘once great organisation’ and accused it of ‘shamefacedly quietly hiding away, pretending that they are abashed about the greatness that this country has enjoyed over so many centuries’ Conservative MP Tom Hunt, for Ipswich, said the inclusion of Chartwell has caused ‘great anger’ for some of his constituents. He told the Commons: ‘They see Winston Churchill as arguably the greatest Briton there ever was. ‘Will (Mr Rees-Mogg) find time to debate… Read full this story
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