Piers Morgan launched a furious tirade on Tuesday morning at a headmaster dubbed “the wokest in Britain” for cancelling British heroes by removing their names from school houses.
This site reported on the news yesterday that the head of Howden Junior School, Lee Hill dropped the names of Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, and even Admiral Horatio Nelson in favour of progressive figures like Greta Thunberg.
On Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain, co-anchor Piers Morgan lashed out at the far-left headteacher for branding the maritime heroes “despicable” and discarding their achievements after one former pupil complained about their inclusion in the school’s structure.
“Despicable is how this headteacher describes Nelson, Drake and Raleigh,” Piers said as he began his rant.
“Now none of them were perfect and like all people from that part of history, they had problematic parts of their work by today’s standards.
“But the idea a headteacher in this country would cancel Nelson, Drake and Raleigh because they are despicable – that’s a shocker, isn’t it?
“And if it’s not being discussed in the classroom, why aren’t you discussing it?”
Referring to the ex-student questioning the historic Britons, Morgan asked why, rather than attempting to erase them from history, the teacher doesn’t sit her down and explain “warts and all, good, bad and ugly the stories of Nelson, Raleigh and Drake to help make this country a great country instead of branding them all despicable and cancel them.”
“This is the problem with the woke culture, isn’t it? It’s just they immediately get cancelled.
“Next it will be Winston Churchill with this guy,” Morgan predicted. “He’ll be cancelling Churchill, he’ll be cancelling everybody for being despicable rather than teaching children and educating them about our history.
“We are called Great Britain for a reason. We’ve had some great moments.
“These people in many ways were great people. Why don’t you tell your students the truth, unvarnished, but the truth?
“Don’t just brand them despicable!”
Lee Hill has come in for some fierce criticism over the stunt and has since deleted his Twitter account.