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Hello to followers who are National Trust members 👋 If like me you have NT membership for days out, but rarely vote in AGMs, in 2021 you may want to vote to protect the NT's support for LGBTQ+ inclusivety & its recokning with colonial past of properties. 🧵follows #nationaltrust
A group called The Restore Trust are seeking to place ‘anti-Woke’ campaigners on the Council. They accuse the NT of using “history as a weapon” and “demonizing people’s heritage”. They want to “restore the Trust’s original apolitical ethos”
and their website contains numerous articles which seek to downplay the ways in which British heritage is embedded in its colonial past. They also post links to critical articles about LGBTQ+ inclusivity events that the Trust has run, and "anti-woke" material from GB News
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The Tories & the press relentlessly attack & undermine the @nationaltrust & the @BBC, two of our most loved & quintessentially British institutions, not because they're "woke" or "anti-British", but because they're two of the only assets we have left which haven't been sold off.
Contrary to popular belief among the fewer than 3 in 10 of the electorate who voted Tory in #GE209, deregulated free market capitalism is not about "efficiency", 'driving down costs' or 'driving up choice & quality': it's about short-term profit & is not in the national interest.
Most countries have polices restricting foreign ownership on the grounds that there are strategic sectors which should be kept in domestic ownership.

Not the UK: public utilities, the media, manufacturing & property are in the hands of foreign companies & foreign billionaires.
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Thread on my long #Hexham constituency battle with the @nationaltrust to support local tourism / heritage / jobs

This has now gone national given #NationalTrust loss of their core purpose, closures, job cuts, approach to finances + treatment of local representatives 1/ ImageImageImageImage
Over 4 years ago the #NationalTrust failed to support, and then closed - without any consultation - #GeorgeStephenson’s birthplace, in Wylam, in my constituency, in #Northumberland.

Stephenson is one our greatest pioneers 2/…
The Trust are choosing the wrong path to go down, and as an organisation they need:

- a review of their core purpose and objectives, similar to the recent Glover review into National Parks

- advice on utilisation of their vast reserves, not job cuts and further closures 3/
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Sadly the #NationalTrust is becoming a joke.

As #Hexham MP I want reform of this, once great, organisation.

A thread on:
- their redundancy plan 🪓
- their £1Billion+ assets 🆙
- and 4 yr failures of local #Northumberland treasures 🚂🚂🚂 1/ ⬇️…
Their recent disaster is their plan to dismiss their experts 2/:

This latest approach is consistent with poor behaviour of the #NationalTrust for years, as my constituents know.

They closed #Stephenson’s birthplace in #Wylam in 2017 without any consultation + have shown no intention to reopen.

And they have over £1Billion + in the bank 3/
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A brief thread.... Sir Winston Churchill has been drawn into the culture wars: inspiring war-time leader vs. imperialist/racist. Nuance? Sorry, madam, try next door…
Well, the @nationaltrust has seemingly decided to embrace this, as I found myself recently digesting the following displays a @ChartwellNT:
Characteristics people associate with Churchill...
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