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Today’s talking point

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THE Museum of Wales has taken down a portrait of Sir Thomas Picton, the one-time governor of Trinidad said to have been notorious for his cruel treatment of slaves, to be ‘stored away after being reappraised in light of the Black Lives Matter movement’.

BBC newsreader Huw Edwards commented: ‘As a journalist I feel uneasy about this element of “censoring” history. Should not Picton remain on display as a reminder to Wales of an aspect of its past – no matter how disgraceful?’

Edwards, who is Welsh, is now being ‘spoken to’ by BBC bosses ‘in relation to its guidelines around impartiality’. Huw Edwards gets a dressing down over museum portrait row by BBC bosses | Daily Mail Online

Would Edwards have been in trouble if he had agreed with the woke-driven removal of the portrait?

Feel free to discuss this or anything else on your mind.

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