National Trust must return to Core Business

We, the undersigned, are members of the National Trust.

We are appalled that the National Trust tried to force volunteers at Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk into wearing rainbow badges in support of homosexuality.

We are dismayed that the National Trust attempted to dig up dirt on benefactor Robert Wyndham Ketton-Cremer, who left the Hall to the Trust, and that they posted a video claiming he was homosexual.

We support the founding values of the National Trust, to protect ‘the nation’s heritage and open spaces … for everyone to enjoy’. We do not see the promotion of homosexuality in those values.

We believe National Trust properties should be safe spaces for parents to take their children without fear of having their innocence assaulted by politically-correct propaganda.

We also believe potential benefactors considering leaving a property to the Trust should be able to do so without fear of the Trust putting out salacious gossip about them years later.

We urge the National Trust to return to its core business of protecting the nation's heritage and open spaces for everyone to enjoy and to have nothing more to do with spurious and divisive campaigns of virtue signalling or social engineering.

And we look to the managament of the National Trust to make a statement to that effect at this year's Annual General Meeting at the Steam Museum in Swindon on 21st October 2017.