Tony Blair feels “deep sorrow” over Britain’s role in the slave trade.
In an article reported by the Observer newspaper he says, “It is hard to believe what would now be a crime against humanity was legal at the time.”
Apparently, the British government is drawing up plans to mark the bicentenary next year of the abolition of the slave trade. It always irks me how those of us alive today are expected to feel shame for the actions of our long-dead ancestors. Sorry, mate, but it was nothing to do with me. I wasn’t around at the time.
As for Tony Blair’s “deep sorrow”, judging by his last four year’s foreign policy, I doubt he feels genuine sorrow for anything.
In another two hundred years time, will a British prime minister say of this decade’s horror in Iraq……..:
“It is hard to believe what would now be a crime against humanity was legal at the time?”
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