There also lurks an association between "history" and "British history" with all its embarrassing aspects.This, I think, goes to the heart of the matter.
British history, which is imbedded in 2500 odd years of European history, is not an impersonal subject, as science, maths, medicine and technogy can be (if you leave out their histories), but very - in fact, entirely - ethnocentric, or, as the BBC's former Director-General, Greg Dyke, might put it, "hideously white".
The British government is commited to cultivating a sense of shared multiethnic British identity, which millennia of ethnocentric British and European history runs counter to. Thus its measures to sideline history (as we know it), to consign it to the history books, which it hopes no one (apart from a few historians, perhaps) will bother to read.
History must not be allowed to undermine social cohesion and the unity of the British state. It has to go. In stages, of course, it will be removed entirely from the school curriculum.
chekhov: "why are we adopting the same measures the fascists would have imposed had they won? "
Because what we understand as "fascism" is just a more blatantly authoritarian manifestation of the "statism", which Jonah Goldberg exposes in his book, Liberal Fascism, as characterizing our own society as well.
The function of the state is to facilitate society's self-exploitation to the advantage of its powerful and privileged elites, which now includes those in politics, the media and academia, who between them, together with capital and established religion, pretty much control public attitudes and opinion.
Having embraced the ideology of "colourblindness", of indifference to ethnic difference, which is deemed to have no social or political significance, except to evil "racists", the STATE is now bound to suppress anything - such as Britain's Eurocentric history - which might undermine it, along with the moral high ground it is assumed to represent, and on which the state now bases its authority, legitimacy and POWER.
The British state and government would have us believe that the only alternative to its multiethnic liberal fascism (statism) is authoritarian, nationalistic (ethnocentric) fascism and racism, but I profoundly disagree. It is NOT the only alternative.
Whether authoritarian, liberal, or somewhere in between, the fascistic state is a product of man's misplaced and perverted Darwinian nature, which seeks to mould, control and exploit human society itself as an artificial environment and "human resource".