British Colonialism

Making Home: The Legacy of Ugandan Asians in the UK

Bidisha | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bidisha

The story begins in the 19th century, when Indian labourers were put to work in British East Africa by English colonial rulers. This rule, and it exploitation and appropriation of peoples and lands, continued for a generation and was followed by the fight for liberation from dominance and for independence.

Britain Has a Duty to Compensate All Victims of Colonial Repression

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Politics
Peter G Tatchell

The UK government's expression of regret and its agreement to pay compensation to Kenyan torture victims must now lead to similar redress for the victims of repression in other colonial era domains: Malaya, Aden, Cyprus and the north of Ireland.

Isn't It Nice to Know That Prince Harry Is a Killer?

John Wight | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK
John Wight

Who's to say that one of the bullets fired by the prince did not find its way into the body of an Afghan civilian, perhaps an old man, woman, or child? Of course such subtleties are lost amid the eruption of patriotic fervour over the prince's exploits of military derring-do.

Argentina's Claim Over the Falkland Islands Is Legitimate

John Wight | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Politics
John Wight

In her letter, the Argentinian president accuses Britain of having taken possession of the islands - known in Argentina as Las Malvinas - in a "blatant exercise of 19th century colonialism." Any objective rendering of the history of the Falklands reveals that she is right.

Argentina's 'Breathtaking Hypocrisy'

Michael Buerk | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK Politics
Michael Buerk

Thirty years after the end of the Falklands War, Argentina's president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has launched a diplomatic campaign to gain control of the islands of such breathtaking hypocrisy she makes Jimmy Carr look like Martin Bell. At the UN, in the breaks of the latest G20 summit, every time she opens her mouth it seems, she's been accusing Britain of naked colonialism, demanding we hand the islands, and the 3000 British citizens who live there, over to her. Colonialism - that's rich, coming from a country of European immigrants whose national policy has been to wipe out all trace of the people they snatched it from.