GB News host Nigel Farage called news that a Winston Churchill charity was erasing the leader from their website “absolutely disgraceful”. In a powerful rant against the move, Mr Farage said the ploy goes beyond cancel culture and is an attempt to “bring down this country’s institutions”. This comes after the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust announced it was changing its name to The Churchill Fellowship and removing images of the former prime minister from its website.
The GB News host furiously lashed out at “this latest attempt to demonise heroes like Churchill”.
Mr Farage told viewers: “Woke chiefs at a charity set up to honour Sir Winston Churchill have changed the name of the organisation, and erased images of him from their website.
“A racism disclaimer is now repeated across various pages.
“To change the name of an organisation set up to honour this man – one of the inspirations behind it was the late Prince Phillip – is absolutely disgraceful.”
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The former MEP continued: “It’s about time some of these people learnt that the attempt to paint Churchill as a racist, that this was the man who stood one against Nazism, and without which we would be speaking German.
“This is a man who did more to defeat that and defeat extremism. The idea that man’s reputation is now being willfully destroyed.
“We call it cancel culture but it’s the virus of Marxism coming back.
“What Marxism seeks to do is seek to destroy everything about a country, destroy its culture, everything about its history, to bring down its institutions, and replace it with a grand new socialist order.
The Prime Minister’s spokesman called it “completely absurd, misguided and wrong to airbrush his giant achievements and service to this country, and the trust should think again”.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden echoed this as he accused charities of pandering to a “noisy woke brigade”.
The Fellowship has rejected the allegations that it wanted to erase Churchill’s achievements from history.
Former Tory MP Sir Nicholas Soames, one of Churchill’s grandchildren, said in a statement: “I and the rest of my family, fully and unreservedly, support the remarkable work of the Churchill Fellowship, which is the truly wonderful living memorial to Sir Winston Churchill.”