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If you know Rhode Island, you know why we were the first to declare independence. We said “enough” to the British Empire 245 years ago today, and we’ve done our own thing ever since.

The British metals magnate has given a four-man team carte blanche to restructure his steel empire, including selling unprofitable assets.

Throughout these tough times, we're here for you. Our colleague Pam Abbott, who has been awarded a British Empire Medal in Her Majesty the Queen's New Year Honours List, is here to update you on all we're doing to keep our stores safe for you. #Morrisons  #FeedingTheNation 

'Critical race theory (CRT), which the C of E seems to have embraced, conflates slavery and the slave trade with colonialism and the British empire' ✍️ Michael Nazir-Ali

'There are some empires that are wholly bad but the British empire was a mix. There were adventurers and exploiters but also high-minded civil servants and soldiers who did lasting good.' ✍️ Miachel Nazir-Ali

One time I spent 4th of July with some British folks and had a funny realization: “Wait, you don’t have Independence Day because most countries’ Independence Days are from you.” They responded, “Nope, but we do have Empire Day"

On Aug. 4, 1914 the British Empire entered The Great War. Hamilton was a major Canadian player in the war effort #Spec175  #HamOnt 

Entrenched prejudices, preconceptions and pervasive racism of contemporary imperial attitudes meant that nearly 50,000 Indian soldiers who died fighting for the British Empire during the World War I were not commemorated the same way as other martyrs.

Tens of thousands of soldiers from Africa and Asia who died during World War I in the service of what was then the British Empire were not properly commemorated, partly because of prejudice and racism, an inquiry found.


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Kenya is still divided by what the British empire did in the 1950s: displacing more than one million people and massacring tens of thousands.

There is no British history without the history of empire. I am here because you were there. My ancestors were not British subjects because they came to Britain. They were British subjects because Britain came to them and sold them into slavery. My Windrush speech on our history:

Author says Britons suffer from “historical amnesia” when it comes to understanding the history of the British Empire

"Brexit is the real end of the British Empire." In one of his last speeches as President of the European Council, Donald Tusk says that after Brexit the UK "will become and outsider, a second-rate player".

Here’s what they don’t teach you in school about the British rule over India. There’s a misguided idea that India should be grateful for the trains, democracy and law that the British empire ‘gave them’.

Children to be taught about injustice and the role of the British Empire as part of Labour's plans for national curriculum

George the Poet turned down an MBE over ‘pure evil’ of the British Empire

Hillsborough campaigner Phil Scraton refuses OBE. Prof Scraton: "I could not accept an honour tied in name to the 'British Empire'.

Absolutely horrific news: Uganda is planning to introduce the death penalty for homosexuality. LGBTQ people there need our support. The government say "homosexuality is not natural to Ugandans" as they enforce anti-gay laws imposed by the British Empire.

What this whole thing reveals is how many people really think calling someone an African is an insult, while calling them French is a compliment. Pity them. I’m British by the way. And African too. Wasnt my idea, Europeans invented these dual identities through Empire