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).
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.