Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government claims to have “turned the tide” against cancel culture even as a player on England’s national cricket team has been suspended for tweets sent as a teenager.
“I think that we have seen a turn of the tide [against cancel culture],” claimed Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP in an interview with The Telegraph, in reference to new protections which the Tories claim will protect statues and other memorials from being destroyed or displaced by leftist politicians and officials in municipal governments.
“You’re finding organisations who were subject to abuse, often from a small but very vocal group of people, being able now to know that they’ve got the backing of the law… there is due process that has to be followed. And the Government now has a very, very clear position,” Jenrick claimed.
Even as the Tory minister made these statements, however, the statue