‘Bureaucrats who insist on funding this nonsense should be told to walk the plank’, said Joanna Marchong
A research project probing Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, for his works’ “colonial stereotypes” has been found to have cost taxpayers almost £1 million.

The three-year project, “Remediating Stevenson: Decolonising Robert Louis Stevenson’s Pacific Fiction Through Graphic Adaptation, Arts Education and Community Engagement”, is being propped up by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for an eye-watering £809,334.

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