ESTHER MCVEY says there will be no more money for activists who want to abolish British culture.


ESTHER MCVEY says there will be no more funding for activists who want to abolish British culture.

ESTHER McVey is calling for a crackdown to prevent woke activists and organizations attacking Britain’s history and culture from receiving government funds.

The former work and pensions secretary has written to the Cabinet Office, requesting an urgent investigation into how much public money is being used to fund politically motivated campaigners who she accuses of “talking down Britain.”

She is launching a new Britain Uncancelled campaign today with other Tory backbenchers to combat the spread of so-called cancel culture.

The campaign, which is backed by the Conservative backbenchers Blue Collar Conservative and Common Sense, will aim to desecrate statues, stifle debate, and smear icons like Sir Winston Churchill as “racist.”

Ms McVey believes it is “intolerable” that those “who seek to cancel our culture, hate Britain, and want to muzzle the views of the British people” are given government funding.

MPs criticized the Arts and Humanities Research Council, a Department for Business-funded body, for awarding up to £100,000 to an academic who called Winston Churchill “a scourge” and “an imperialist horror.”

Another academic received a separate £325,000 grant for claiming that the Union flag “increases nationalism and feelings of superiority, rather than patriotism.”

Sir John Hayes, the chairman of the Common Sense Group of Conservative MPs, believes it is “crucial” that Britain does not forget its history.

“The Government must do more to defend Britain’s patriotic majority, whose cry for decency is drowned out by the shrill, incessant noise of the frenzied mob,” he said.

Following calls for Churchill’s statue and other historic monuments to be removed due to their links to Britain’s imperial past, Boris Johnson’s government has already begun taking steps to curb cancel culture.

Parliament is also debating a Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill, which seeks to guarantee free speech on university campuses.

Ms McVey, on the other hand, claims that the bill does not go far enough.

“It’s pointless to pass a flagship law to protect free speech if we’re then taxing people to pay for these politically motivated campaigners to undo it,” she said.

“We must listen to and learn from each other, as well as from our history, rather than tearing it down – and judge people and our country based on the values they exhibit today, rather than events that occurred hundreds of years ago and do not define them.”

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