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sadly, being on the winning side of WWII inflated dreams of the British Empire and remaining an important Global Power in all Britons. Even Labour supporting ones.

Just as Truman could talk of encouraging the wrold to nations of self-determination whilst encourgaing France to restore colonial control of Vietnam, the UK fought for the freedom of europe and the racist domination of coloured peoples around the Globe (for their own good naturally).

It's worth remembering that the Labour govt unilaterally made all white european refugees from nazism into British citizens in 1947, but enacted a secret policy that UK passport holding black people from the Empire would NOT be granted ciizenship in the UK automatically. Thus setting the groundwork for Theresa May's Windrush controversy.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Jul 23rd, 2019 at 07:46:17 AM EST
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