Giles Udy

Giles Udy is a writer and historian of the Soviet Gulag system. He is the author of Labour and the Gulag: Russia and the Seduction of the British Left.

Anti-colonialism and the distortion of history

In 2020, the National Trust released its ‘interim report’ on the connections between its properties and colonialism and slavery. It quickly became obvious that the report had not been commissioned in the spirit of free historical inquiry, but as a way to tarnish the National Trust and Britain’s history. The report found that 93 properties