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Britain is sued by 14 Caribbean nations for the ‘damage’ it did through slavery.

Here we go yet again.
The only reason these vermin engage in this sort of thing, has to be because there might be a real chance of winning, and once again beating the guilty feeling white idiots over their financial heads.
Was a time I’d look at this kind of thing and think, yeah. Right. And maybe get a laugh out of the jerks who try and pull it off. But not anymore because I believe our world has become more, not less, politically correct.  A world dominated by left wing bed wetting, bleeding heart poncy liberals.
While I kind of doubt this will really go anywhere .... I won’t hold my breath either cos these days ... we really can not be certain beyond doubt. Can we?

Britain is sued by 14 Caribbean nations for the ‘damage’ it did through slavery – even though country was first in the world to abolish the trade

The coalition meets in St Vincent today to discuss claim for reparations
Targets are UK, Holland, France, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Sweden, Denmark
But it says Britain should pay the most because it was most heavily involved
Says slavery’s legacy still lingers with range of issues from poverty to illness
Claim’s being prepared by UK law firm who won millions for Mau Mau victims

By Matt Blake

More than 150 years after Europe abolished slavery, the Caribbean is preparing to sue Britain for its part in the wholesale trade of human beings.

A coalition of Caribbean leaders will meet today in St. Vincent to discuss a landmark legal claim for reparations - that could run into the hundreds of billions of pounds - for a legacy that many say still lingers across the palm-fringed archipelago.

Caricom, a group of 12 former British colonies together with the former French colony Haiti and the Dutch-held Suriname, believes Europe should pay for a range of issues spawned by slavery, from poverty and illiteracy to ill health.

But is says the UK in particular should pay the most even though it was the first to abolish slavery in 1833.

The case has been prepared by a British law firm that recently won almost £20million compensation for hundreds of Kenyans tortured by the British colonial government during the Mau Mau rebellion of the 1950s.

Today’s claim, which also targets Spain, Portugal, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, comes at a pertinent time for the issue of slavery - just a week after Steve McQueen’s epic 12 Years A Slave won the Oscar for Best Picture in Los Angeles.

‘Over ten million Africans were stolen from their homes and forcefully transported to the Caribbean as the enslaved chattels and property of Europeans,’ the claim says. ‘The transatlantic slave trade is the largest forced migration in human history and has no parallel in terms of man’s inhumanity to man.’

It continues: ‘This trade in enchained bodies was a highly successful commercial business for the nations of Europe.

‘The lives of millions of men, women and children were destroyed in the search of profit. Over ten million Africans were imported into the Caribbean during the 400 years of slavery.

‘At the end of slavery in the late 19th century, less than two million remained. The chronic health condition of Caribbean blacks constitutes the greatest financial risk to sustainability in the region.’

Caricom has not specified how much money they are seeking but senior officials have pointed out that Britain paid slave owners £20 million when it abolished slavery in 1834. That sum would be the equivalent of £200 billion today.

Britain currently contributes about £15million a year in aid to the Caribbean through Department for International Development in a drive to further develop ‘wealth creation’.

The subject of reparations has simmered in the Caribbean for many years and opinions are divided. Some see reparations as delayed justice, while others see it as an empty claim and a distraction from modern social problems in Caribbean societies.

Slavery ended throughout the Caribbean in the 1800s in the wake of slave revolts, and left many of the region’s plantation economies in tatters.

If the leaders decide to go ahead, a legal complaint will be filed against European states, possibly opening the way for formal negotiations.

‘Undoubtedly, Britain faces more claims than anyone else because it was the primary slave power and colonial power in the Caribbean,’ Martyn Day, the British lawyer advising the Caribbean nations, said in an interview. ‘Britain will be very much at the forefront.’

A law firm made up of Brit lawyers. Times have truly changed and for the worst.  I doubt there’s a patriot in the bunch.

Hello England.  This is what you get for ending a profitable trade.
And Haiti too?  What?  Those bottom crawlers who have been getting zillions for how long now, but it wasn’t enough I guess. It never is.

the rest of a lengthy read is HERE.

It may be a long read but it is an interesting one.

‘The transatlantic slave trade is the largest forced migration in human history and has no parallel in terms of man’s inhumanity to man.This trade in enchained bodies was a highly successful commercial business for the nations of Europe’
- As stated on Caricom’s claim

I think that’s debatable.  Bad as it may have been, and I have no doubt about that, at least there was a chance of survival and in some cases, some slaves did manage to escape to a safe haven, or buy themselves out. The numbers who did may not be overwhelming, but there was a chance even if only a slim one.

I notice that no Arab state is mentioned here. Now that’s interesting.  Gee ... I wonder why.


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