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#25 Re: Any National Trust members?
October 31, 2022, 11:42:01 am
Just spoken to the NT. Voting is closed now. I suggested they send out email reminders in future.

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#26 Re: Any National Trust members?
October 31, 2022, 01:21:23 pm
I got a pack through the post?

Voted for the guy who had founded the first LGBTQ+ boxing club...

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#27 Re: Any National Trust members?
October 31, 2022, 02:16:45 pm
I probably did too, sometimes things find their way into the recycling without getting noticed as they should.

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#28 Re: Any National Trust members?
October 31, 2022, 02:38:29 pm
Unfortunately it would appear the online voting has already closed this year. Unsurprising to see that Restore Trust is linked to a certain Tufton Street address, along with most of the other shit things happening in our country.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/annual-general-meeting

If I'm reading this correctly, advance online voting is closed, but you can still attend the AGM virtually and vote on the day.

ETA: whoops, I was reading incorrectly, because registration to attend (even virtually) is closed.

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#29 Re: Any National Trust members?
November 01, 2022, 08:39:20 am
When and where will the results be posted? Following with some interest, as someone who cancelled membership a couple of years ago.

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#30 Re: Any National Trust members?
November 01, 2022, 08:55:39 am
When and where will the results be posted? Following with some interest, as someone who cancelled membership a couple of years ago.

Makes it sound like you cancelled your membership because the Trust was becoming too woke for you 😄

I donít think I got an AGM pack this year, but there is a chance like MrJR that it was processed quickly!

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#31 Re: Any National Trust members?
November 01, 2022, 09:13:01 am
Haha! A fair read. I actually cancelled over lockdown. At the time I was living in a van, and a ranger kicked me off a totally empty parkup where I'd been living for a week or so (with no other hassle free options in the vicinity). They did it without warning by moving boulders into the layby when I went to get gas.   

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#32 Re: Any National Trust members?
November 05, 2022, 06:54:37 pm
None of the Restore Trust people succeeded in getting elected, thank god.

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#33 Re: Any National Trust members?
November 05, 2022, 06:57:03 pm
Good news for once!

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#34 Re: Any National Trust members?
November 06, 2022, 07:51:09 am
Good news for once!

True! However, it's not like they completely bombed - many of the RT candidates got around 40,000 votes to the c. 70,000 of candidates who won election, a comfortable margin but one dependent on a very small proportion of the Trust's millions of members. I've no doubt RT and whoever funds them will try again.

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#35 Re: Any National Trust members?
November 06, 2022, 07:37:44 pm
Good news, but as you say their vite share increased over the previous year. I see they've taken a age out of the Republican play book and are blaming the voting process https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/nov/06/right-leaning-group-fails-to-wrest-control-of-national-trust-from-political-takeover

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#36 Re: Any National Trust members?
November 29, 2022, 04:47:59 pm
Unfortunately it would appear the online voting has already closed this year. Unsurprising to see that Restore Trust is linked to a certain Tufton Street address, along with most of the other shit things happening in our country.

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/tufton-street-dark-money

OH HELL YEAH -- Good Law Project seem to be trying to do a deep dive into Tufton Street and all the dodgy shit emanating from there.

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#37 Re: Any National Trust members?
December 01, 2022, 09:50:21 pm
Well now, this post won't seem at all pretentious but hey....

I was watching a bit of YT and I couldn't help thinking how astute Foucault was in his view of institutions, and just how 'modern' that seemed in the context of BLM and bodies like NT reassessing their history. Now I suspect the National Trust and Michel Foucault aren't often linked in people's minds, but it was an honest thought, so here.. (1.35-12.31)
https://youtu.be/xpVQ3l5P0A4?t=94

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#38 Re: Any National Trust members?
December 19, 2022, 07:50:35 pm
On the subject of that bunch of dark money wankers in 55 Tufton Street -- turns out the LGB Alliance are also based there, and were concealing that fact:

https://twitter.com/WeeMelter/status/1604087507829882883

For anyone not familiar with them, they're an aggressively anti-trans-rights group.

When challenged over what they actually do for lesbian, gay and bisexual people (since you're not supposed have charitable status if you're solely a political campaigning group), they explained that they were going to "get around to it":

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/mermaids-appeals-charity-commission-lgb-alliance-status/

(Deeply disappointed that I seem to be the only person making "astro-TERF" jokes: come on people the joke is right there.)

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#39 Re: Any National Trust members?
December 20, 2022, 01:25:06 pm
Keep up the good work :)

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#40 Re: Any National Trust members?
January 15, 2023, 02:51:52 pm
Looks like the Restore Trust are currently getting a good kicking from the Good Law Project:

https://goodlawproject.org/update/success-restore-trust-caves-in-to-legal-challenge/

 

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