Thursday 8 December 2016

Britain motivated by imperialism

Published 04/11/2010 | 05:00

I read with much surprise the factual inaccuracies and general misconceptions by Niall Ginty ('Enough with anti-Brit rhetoric' Letters, October 12).

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Mr Ginty states that the Great War was fought by the British in defence of a democratic Europe. This statement is simply untrue.

Britain of 1914 had only limited suffrage and was hardly any more democratic than the Germany of Kaiser Wilhelm ll.

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