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Sir Winston Churchill’s legacy could be reviewed by the Imperial War Museum

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It has emerged that bosses at the Imperial War Museum could be set to examine the legacy of Britain’s wartime Prime Minister, Sir Winston’s Churchill as a result of his reported views on ‘sensitive topics’ as a result of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The museum’s bosses have called for an examination into the wartime leader’s views. This move comes after it was revealed that the National Maritime Museum is set to review Lord Horatio Nelson’s legacy as part of its efforts to challenge Britain’s ‘barbaric history of race and colonialism’.

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UNN’ Oliver Down understands that the Imperial War Museum staff were contacted via email on Saturday evening via email. This email said: ‘We must continue to have conversations around sensitive and difficult issues. We must have conversations in which we reflect upon and examine our own biases and preconceptions’. 

In a statement, the Imperial War Museum has said: ‘Like any world-leading museum, IWM is always considering how its complex subject matter is presented to audiences across all of its branches and is always prepared to answer any questions which may occur as a result of political or social protest. At Churchill War Rooms, the Churchill Museum tells the detailed story of arguably one of our country’s greatest leaders, from his role in the First World War and the Second World War, through to his death and legacy’. 

The former Brexit party MEP Ben Habib took to Twitter to slam this reported move. He tweeted: ‘This is utterly bonkers. Churchill’s “views” and Nelson’s legacy do not require any re-examination in light of the BLM riots. Public funds must not be wasted undermining British heritage’. 

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