Are you prepared to be told what to think?

Far and away the most chilling news this morning wasn’t the loss of Hartlepool (that, after all, was expected) but a short report in the FT, behind the paywall, about Sarah Dry withdrawing her reappointment application as a trustee to the Science Museum Group

in protest at being asked to “explicitly express support” for the government’s policy against the removal of contentious historical objects.

We live in strange and worrying times.

. . . but there is also another question – what are they so worried about that they are insisting on this?