Harry Mount

The National Trust must stop obsessing about colonialism

Bateman's, one of the properties mentioned in the National Trust's report (Getty images)

When will the National Trust get it into its thick skull that it’s supposed to look after buildings and landscapes? It is not a political organisation. But now, yet again, the Trust has weighed in with its political blunderbuss, attacking its own properties for their connections with colonialism and slavery.

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Harry Mount
Harry Mount is editor of The Oldie and author of How England Made the English (Penguin).

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