£3 Million of Taxes to Woke Art Trust Seeking to Disempower Straight White Men

Douglas Murray sent Twitter into meltdown yesterday when he spotted this poster on a stroll through Southwark:

HEY STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, PASS THE POWER” in big, bold text. Apparently this isn’t the only one, either – there are several across London. Now, the TaxPayers’ Alliance have done some digging to find how much all this actually cost…

It turns out Artichoke Trust, the organisation behind the posters, has received £3,107,038 in taxpayer funding since 2018. This includes £1,872,536 as one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations, with £468,134 in each of the last four financial years, and a further £1,234,682 through Cultural Recovery Grants during the pandemic. Money well-spent, obviously…

Elliot Keck, investigations campaign manager at the TaxPayers’ Alliance said:

“Arts Council England have long been a piggy bank for the weird, the wasteful and the worthless. The next prime minister should scrap it.”

One for the debate tonight, maybe…

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It’s Not Easy Being Woke

Following Sam Smith’s personal news of his new preferred they/them pronouns, the culture war has shifted back into gear, with Douglas Murray taking to the airwaves to reject Smith’s demands.

Debating with Murray on the Today Programme, Afua Hirsch tried defending Smith, only to discover wokeness is quite difficult to wrap your head around when she called them “him”… Doh!

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BBC Issues 2 Apologies in 2 Days Over Extremist Group’s Slurs

On Tuesday, the BBC was forced to issue an on air apology after Masoud Shadjareh, the head of the Khomeinist IHRC group, called Quilliam’s counter-extremism campaigner Maajid Nawaz a “hate preacher” in an interview:

Today the BBC has had to give another apology for Shadjareh describing Spectator journalist Douglas Murray in the same terms:

Almost as if the IHRC are a bunch of Khomeinist wrong ‘uns who peddle anti-Semitic bigotry and untruths about their critics. Their director is facing a police probe over alleged hate crimes at the pro-Hezbollah rally last weekend. Why do the BBC keep giving them a platform?

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