How on Earth did it come to this? It is the most solemn period of collective commemoration our nation observes in the year. Our streets and lapels are bedecked with poppies, blood red to mark the sacrifice of those who died so we remained free. And yet on Good Morning Britain, up pops Freddie Bentley, 22, a reality TV star, seemingly ‘gobsmacked’ that we should rake over our past, saying schools should no longer teach pupils about World War II. He is a product of our education system and culture — just like The Apprentice contestants who had no idea when World War II started. Encouragingly, Freddie was met with a firestorm of criticism on social media He argues that learning about the extermination of six million Jews and the deaths of 85 million people is harmful to a millennial’s mental health — it’s too horrid for them. There are more pressing issues young people need to be educated about, he says — such as climate change and how to get a mortgage. For the uninitiated, Freddie is a former call centre worker from Essex who was the runner-up on Channel 4 reality TV show The Circle. He is a… Read full this story
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