British Empire

Total 14 Posts

Ladybird Libertarians: Dan Hannan, Paddington and the pernicious impact of 1970s children’s literature on Brexit thinking.

8 min read
How 1970s kids books formed the intellectual basis for Brexit. In essence “Ladybird books” were a kind of propaganda but we never noticed — and a lot of people still haven’t. (Warning: “May contain Dan Hannans.”)

Study shows UK school textbooks teach a highly simplified version of US civil rights movement.

4 min read
Learning about the Windrush generation in UK school remains an optional topic for 11 to 14-year-olds studying history. Critics have condemned Britain’s “historical amnesia”.

Creating expectations.

7 min read
The oven ready Brexit deal has turned out to be a lie. The UK is now going where even Margaret Thatcher didn’t dare tread – ripping up an international treaty and showing itself to be an untrustworthy partner.

They still want their country to have an empire...

2 min read
A quarter of Britons and Dutch wish they still had empires.

We need to talk about empire: Britain is being forced to confront its ‘original sin’.

5 min read
Britain must face the uncomfortable truth that, contrary to the “economic theory” that insists meritocracy and mercantile enterprise made the country rich, it actually owes a large part of its wealth to its role in the slave trade.

The uncomfortable past.

7 min read
It takes a dramatic event such as toppling a statue to force people to confront uncomfortable truths and the ugly reality of what the British Empire did abroad.

Statues are just the start – The UK is peppered with slavery heritage.

6 min read
Britain’s heritage is steeped in the remnants and history of slavery, but you wouldn’t necessarily know it.
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