Author Topic: Attention National Trust members.  (Read 3559 times)

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rogerzilla

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Re: Attention National Trust members.
« Reply #26 on: 14 November, 2023, 10:47:04 am »
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On Saturday I attended, for the first and perhaps the last time in my life, the Annual General Meeting of the National Trus

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Re: Attention National Trust members.
« Reply #27 on: 14 November, 2023, 12:16:43 pm »
Interestingly, I never received any notice of, or voting papers for, the AGM despite being a member for 20 odd years and always receiving them in previous years.  I need to look into why, although thankfully the right people won without my vote.

Me too, although we have 'family' membership, so it's possible that MrsO received something.
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Re: Attention National Trust members.
« Reply #28 on: 14 November, 2023, 01:00:22 pm »
https://conservativehome.com/2023/11/14/andrew-gimson-why-i-stood-for-election-to-the-national-trusts-council-and-what-can-be-learned-from-the-results/


Johnson's hagiographer isn't happy about losing.

What a thoroughly disingenuous pile of drivel that piece is.

I like the first comment below the piece by KConnor - it puts forward a well-reasoned and detailed case.

In contrast, the third comment by Jim Smith is a tiresomely predictable string of cliches from the anti-woke bingo card.  :facepalm:
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Re: Attention National Trust members.
« Reply #29 on: 14 November, 2023, 01:05:27 pm »
Those "Common Purpose" types get around......   I see people on multiple sites ranting about them, they must be worse than the Illuminati & the Masons !
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Jaded

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Re: Attention National Trust members.
« Reply #30 on: 14 November, 2023, 01:13:23 pm »
Those "Common Purpose" types get around......   I see people on multiple sites ranting about them, they must be worse than the Illuminati & the Masons !

There could even be some here  ;)
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Attention National Trust members.
« Reply #31 on: 14 November, 2023, 01:44:21 pm »
https://conservativehome.com/2023/11/14/andrew-gimson-why-i-stood-for-election-to-the-national-trusts-council-and-what-can-be-learned-from-the-results/


Johnson's hagiographer isn't happy about losing.
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“It has made knowledgeable long-serving staff redundant, indulged in managerial gobbledygook, promoted a self-hating conception of history, and suppressed well-founded criticism from members.”
I'm not hugely concerned about the NT (sorry, I do love beautiful countryside and appreciate fine houses, not to mention opportunities to walk my dog which in my case I have not got) nor do I know much about these Reform Trust people, but I do hate the phrase "self-hating". I've no doubt it is true of a very few people but what it really is used to mean, it seems to me, is "someone who hates things I love and loves things I hate".
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Re: Attention National Trust members.
« Reply #32 on: 14 November, 2023, 01:56:33 pm »
It's gammon shorthand for 'aknowledging that BRITIAN[1] have been, quite often, the bad guys'.  Which you'd think would be uncontroversial at this point, but that's my naive 1990s adolescence talking.


[1] Other colonial empires are available.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Attention National Trust members.
« Reply #33 on: 14 November, 2023, 02:02:04 pm »
It's gammon shorthand for 'aknowledging that BRITIAN[1] have been, quite often, the bad guys'.  Which you'd think would be uncontroversial at this point, but that's my naive 1990s adolescence talking.


[1] Other colonial empires are available.
In this particular context, but not as a phrase itself. For instance, I don't think the much-cited "self-hating Jew" has any reference to the BRITISH empire.
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Kim

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Re: Attention National Trust members.
« Reply #34 on: 14 November, 2023, 02:08:28 pm »
It's gammon shorthand for 'aknowledging that BRITIAN[1] have been, quite often, the bad guys'.  Which you'd think would be uncontroversial at this point, but that's my naive 1990s adolescence talking.


[1] Other colonial empires are available.
In this particular context, but not as a phrase itself. For instance, I don't think the much-cited "self-hating Jew" has any reference to the BRITISH empire.

Ah, no.  That's more internalisation of society's prejudiced values by members of marginalised groups.  Which is definitely a thing, but again not usually what the phrase is used to mean.

Re: Attention National Trust members.
« Reply #35 on: 15 November, 2023, 06:47:06 pm »
https://x.com/CeliaRichards0n/status/1724846803776938196


Director of "Restore Trust" steps down.   


https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2023/11/15/director-of-restore-trust-campaign-group-putting-pressure-on-national-trust-steps-down-from-role


At the risk of stereotyping she doesn't look like a typical NT member, unless she's still on her parent's card.
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Jaded

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Re: Attention National Trust members.
« Reply #36 on: 15 November, 2023, 07:08:41 pm »
At last night's talk David Olugosa had a lot to say about the ridiculous need to see these people off three times. Also how grim it is that a shadowy private company that won't disclose its funding is doing this.
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rogerzilla

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Re: Attention National Trust members.
« Reply #37 on: 15 November, 2023, 07:21:31 pm »
https://x.com/CeliaRichards0n/status/1724846803776938196


Director of "Restore Trust" steps down.   


https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2023/11/15/director-of-restore-trust-campaign-group-putting-pressure-on-national-trust-steps-down-from-role


At the risk of stereotyping she doesn't look like a typical NT member, unless she's still on her parent's card.
Like all good anti-woke, anti-antifa, racist groups, you need a token from the least obviously supportive ethnic group up front to deflect criticism.  The BNP famously used that Sikh chap, and 55 Tufton Street have Braverman.
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Re: Attention National Trust members.
« Reply #38 on: 15 November, 2023, 07:29:01 pm »
https://x.com/CeliaRichards0n/status/1724846803776938196


Director of "Restore Trust" steps down.   


https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2023/11/15/director-of-restore-trust-campaign-group-putting-pressure-on-national-trust-steps-down-from-role


At the risk of stereotyping she doesn't look like a typical NT member, unless she's still on her parent's card.

At the risk of stereotyping, none of those professing "concern" give a flying fuck about the Trust, there's money in it somewhere.

rogerzilla

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Re: Attention National Trust members.
« Reply #39 on: 15 November, 2023, 07:47:10 pm »
Lots of lovely jubberly development land.
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Jaded

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Re: Attention National Trust members.
« Reply #40 on: 15 November, 2023, 07:51:00 pm »
Plus the ability to start hunting again. And to hide slavery...
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Regulator

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Re: Attention National Trust members.
« Reply #41 on: 16 November, 2023, 07:38:50 am »
Plus the ability to start hunting again. And to hide slavery...


Bingo!  That’s what it was really all about.  The slavery very bit was a useful sideshow but the reality is this was, at its heart, a campaign to reintroduce hunting and shooting (for toffs and wbankers rather than wildlife management) on NT land. 
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