Britain Should Not Apologise For Its Colonial Past, Says Nigel Farage
Britain should not apologise for its colonial past, Nigel Farage has said.
The Brexit Party leader criticised Labour’s plan to hold an investigation into the British empire and its legacy of human rights abuses across the world.
He also claimed that the UK was “not even a military empire”, despite British forces being held blamed for massacres in India and Kenya, among other abuses.
Farage told reporters in Peterborough: “I think if we obsess about the past, different times and different cultures, it can be very difficult to move forwards. So I think some of this stuff is just not helpful.
“I don’t think I should apologise for what people did 300 years ago. It was a different world, a different time.
“You could apply that argument to any civilization, any country and we seem to be terribly keen to apologise for the past and a bit less worried about creating a good future.”
Asked if schools should teach more about British colonial history, Farage suggested other European empires were somehow worse.https://uk.yahoo.com/news/nigel-farage-election-colonial-past-labour-manifesto-british-empire-133021130.html
Britain Should Not Apologise For Its Colonial Past, Says Nigel Farage Britain should not apologise for its colonial past, Nigel Farage has said. The Brexit Party leader criticised Labour’s plan to hold an investigation into the British empire and its legacy of human rights abuses across the world. He also claimed that the UK was “not even a military empire”, despite British forces being held blamed for massacres in India and Kenya, among other abuses. Farage told reporters in Peterborough: “I think if we obsess about the past, different times and different cultures, it can be very difficult to move forwards. So I think some of this stuff is just not helpful. “I don’t think I should apologise for what people did 300 years ago. It was a different world, a different time. “You could apply that argument to any civilization, any country and we seem to be terribly keen to apologise for the past and a bit less worried about creating a good future.” Asked if schools should teach more about British colonial history, Farage suggested other European empires were somehow worse.https://uk.yahoo.com/news/nigel-farage-election-colonial-past-labour-manifesto-british-empire-133021130.html
Britain Should Not Apologise For Its Colonial Past, Says Nigel Farage
"I don’t think I should apologise for what people did 300 years ago. It was a different world, a different time."
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