The Government are now sticking up for our heritage with the Culture Secretary threatening to defund museums who throw out our history.

Oliver Dowden has said that those museums who remove statutes because of pressure from the rioters will have their funding cut. Well done that man. It is about time we stood up for the history of Britain and it is a history worth saving.

It has taken the blood of thousands and it is a story to tell both the good and the bad and if you take away our history, then you take away who we are and nobody has the right to do that because of a “cause”.

After all why did BLM not demand these removed last year or the years before that? Can it be the lockdown has just affected people badly? Anyway thank god the Government Minister has the sense to see off this threat as the majority of British people want to see our history, and want to see our statues that we have come to love.

Mr Dowden said in a leaked letter that the ‘Government does not support the removal of statues or other similar objects’.  He said museums and galleries which receive taxpayer support ‘should not be taking actions motivated by activism or politics’ as he urged them to resist pressure. 

A leaked letter from Oliver Dowden to museums and galleries has warned them against removing statues
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden

Mr Dowden said in the letter sent last week: ‘The Government does not support the removal of statues or other similar objects.  ‘Historic England, as the Government’s adviser on the historic environment, have said that removing difficult and contentious parts of it risks harming our understanding of our collective past.’ The letter continued: ‘As publicly funded bodies, you should not be taking actions motivated by activism or politics. (~daily mail).

A summer of cultural clashes in the UK saw a statue of the 17th century slave trader Edward Colston toppled in Bristol and thrown into the city's harbour
Rioters vandalise a statue of the 17th century slave trader Edward Colston toppled in Bristol and thrown into the city’s harbour

Our history belongs to the Nation as it was earned through blood, sweat and tears and not tantrum throwing.

Hurrah for the Culture Secretary.