First black minister to aplogise for the evils of slave trad

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Baroness Amos, the leader of the House of Lords, is to "express her regret" for the "evil of the slave trade" when she visits Africa (courtesy of The Daily Telegraph. Sorry no link).

Why does every minister feel the necessity to apologise for something that occurred over 200 years ago. We had a major part in its abolition it happened it is in the past so get over it and do something more fcuking constructive like trying to sort out this country's fckunig mess thanks to this ba5tard useless Government.

Even better why not apologise to the families of personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan and those serving for the crap wages, members of the emergency services for the 5hit they have to put up with, etc, etc.

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I trust the Ghanaian tribal chiefs will also be apologising for their part too.

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Why when she goes to Africa? The only descendants of slaves in Africa are descendants of the slaves freed from Slavers at sea by the Royal Navy and established as free men in Liberia.
The slaves were sold by africans and shipped to North America. Why aren't West African politicians going to the Caribbean and Southern USA, (Brixton for that matter) and apologising? Useless grandstanding muppet.
 
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Because it panders to those that teach 'Black history'.

I'm NOT a racist but I don't see colour, creed or gender being some sort of differentiating factor in the teaching of a subject. I also don't think we are directly responsible for the acts of our forefathers.

Or our foremothers in case anybody complains.
 
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FABLONBIFFCHIT said:
Baroness Amos, the leader of the House of Lords, is to "express her regret" for the "evil of the slave trade" when she visits Africa (courtesy of The Daily Telegraph. Sorry no link).
...As long as in the same breath she points out that we are not going to be paying any reparations.

We've done this thread before, but I personally wish that one of our more cosmetic and less busy ministers would find time to apologise for the nation's sins that also include:

The Dome
Prescott
ITV
Non-conformists
The Saxon Fyrd's poor performance at Hastings
The shoddy northern lintel at Stonehenge
 
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It's a good thing that England doesn't have an assembly - its first minister would be forever on 'apology tour':

Offas Dyke, Hadrian's Wall, Longshanks, Potato Famines etc. He'd never get anything done.
 

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Why aren't the We4st Side Boys of Sierra Leone apologising, or the French, the Americans, the Spanish, the Arabs, the Africans, the Italians, the Dutch, the Portugese, the Russians, the Chinese, the Japanese, North Korea, the Germans . . . er . . . who have I forgotten?
 
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The leading poet Benjamin Zephaniah has publicly rejected an OBE from the Queen in protest at British government policies, including the decision to go to war in Iraq.
Writing exclusively in the Guardian today, Zephaniah breaks with the convention that those rejecting honours should do so privately when he openly dismissed the award as a legacy of colonialism.

The Rastafarian poet argues that the very name of the Order of the British Empire reminds him of "thousands of years of brutality - it reminds me of how my foremothers were raped and my forefathers brutalised".
At least somebody might be happy but I have told him a million times not to exagerate.
 

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FABLONBIFFCHIT said:
Baroness Amos, the leader of the House of Lords, is to "express her regret" for the "evil of the slave trade" when she visits Africa (courtesy of The Daily Telegraph. Sorry no link)
When I read the thread title I thought for a foolish second:

" Crikey - an African leader has finally 'fessed up that his own people cheerfully sold many of their fellows to the white devils for a handful of beads, a Tower musket and a bottle of Old Bearhugger "


More European guilt-tripping then......Dog bites man headline....

Silly me.....


Le Chevre
 
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The leading poet Benjamin Zephaniah has publicly rejected an OBE from the Queen in protest at British government policies, including the decision to go to war in Iraq.
Writing exclusively in the Guardian today, Zephaniah breaks with the convention that those rejecting honours should do so privately when he openly dismissed the award as a legacy of colonialism.

The Rastafarian poet argues that the very name of the Order of the British Empire reminds him of "thousands of years of brutality - it reminds me of how my foremothers were raped and my forefathers brutalised".
TOSSER !! this Rasta did himself out a medal over a misconception, I have only one message.... Slavery is finished here, had been for over 200 years, one word to all black people with a chip on their shoulder
"Get over it and don't blame others for your shortcomings"

It was good enough for Colin Powell, Amos, Bernie Grant, Linford Christie, Rio Ferdinand, Sol Campbell, John Barnes, "Cwith" Eubank, the black manager down my local McDonalds, "Black John" who works in my office, the black shelf stacker in Tescos, they all are getting on with it in either UK and US (even tho they were 30 years late) none of them moan about "is it cos I is Black" nope they just get on, lots of white are in poverty and not working but they don't kick off about "is it cos I is white" , they are just finding someone to blame and not facing up to their inability.

we have a lot to be proud of, we should be beating that drum loud and proud, we were first to free the slaves, we enforced it on the world and changed it,, not chest beating wailing oh sooooo sorry !


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also notice I now longer qualify my comment with "Im not racist" before mentioning colour of other people skins, we shouldn't be afraid of our shadow, I don't hear a Black person say "I am not racist" before mentioning a white person's skin colour.
 
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It is an old report but this is the sort of person that these apologies seem to be aimed at. And yes he is a TOSSER of the highest TOSSER order. But he is not alone.

History isn't always pleasant apart from victories over the French but to apologize to anybody and everybody who might have had a bit of a hard time in years gone by is just grovelling and I do wonder how sincere the apology is.

Sincerely looking for votes perhaps?
 
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Biped said:
Why aren't the We4st Side Boys of Sierra Leone apologising, or the French, the Americans, the Spanish, the Arabs, the Africans, the Italians, the Dutch, the Portugese, the Russians, the Chinese, the Japanese, North Korea, the Germans . . . er . . . who have I forgotten?
Argentina for Maradonna's goal scored by the 'Hand of God' :shakefist:
 

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Weissbier said:
Biped said:
Why aren't the We4st Side Boys of Sierra Leone apologising, or the French, the Americans, the Spanish, the Arabs, the Africans, the Italians, the Dutch, the Portugese, the Russians, the Chinese, the Japanese, North Korea, the Germans . . . er . . . who have I forgotten?
Argentina for Maradonna's goal scored by the 'Hand of God' :shakefist:

A knighthood should have been forthcoming for that. Failing that, as he's an Argentine national, how about a cash award?

"You put your left hand in, you pull your left hand out. You do the Maradona and you shake it all about. You do the Maradona and you score a goal, he put the English out, out, out!"


One would imagine less well reconstructed Scots than myself chanting.



In all seriousness though, my surname is apparently derived from German. I'd not be particulary pleased to have to apologise for the Franco-Prussian War nor would I consider doing so.

Utter tosh.
 
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Not forgetting to demand apology from the Normans for enslaving my Saxon forefathers and they in their turn for dusting up the Romano-British elements of my DNA...

And the Romans! Don't forget the Romans!

I mean what did the Romans ever do for us?

...Cue John Cleese, Eric Idle, etc
 
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And how about these cpmlete tw*ts!! would be more authentic if they had a black or two chained up with them.link
 
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Hat20 said:
And how about these cpmlete tw*ts!! would be more authentic if they had a black or two chained up with them.link
A token gesture or pure bollox?

If Prescott's involved, it must be the latter.
 
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