Friday 19 January 2018

Nicholas Leonard: What looks like one of the biggest cover-ups in British history is now going to be very costly

Nicholas Leonard

THE British prime minister, David Cameron, is turning out to be even keener than Tony Blair on apologising for the way Britain treated other countries and individuals in the past.

Mr Blair famously said sorry for the Famine and for the role of Britain in the African slave trade; while his successor, Gordon Brown, apologised for the government's abduction of tens of thousands of British children who were surreptitiously dispatched to foster families in countries like Australia in order to provide them with white, Anglo-Saxon population fodder.

Last week in Pakistan, Mr Cameron widened the scale of the country's post-imperial guilt complex when he rejected suggestions that he could step in to help solve the row with India over Kashmir.

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