Dodgy-Dave thought he was going off for a little Jolly-Boys Outing by heading out on his first official visit to Jamaica. What he hadn’t reckoned on was that the history of Slave Trading would come to the fore and with it family connections.
Sir Hilary Beckles, chairperson of the Caricom Reparations Commission, believes it is time for Britain to face up to history. He has suggested it’s about time to pay billions of pounds in reparations for slavery. He has also made a point of reminding Dodgy-Dave that one of his ancestors, General Sir James Duff, was heavily involved back in the 1700s.
In a typical Dodgy-Dave response he has said that he does not believe compensation is the right approach. Well he would now, wouldn’t he?
He has been told that nothing short of an unambiguous apology from Cameron would do and a Jamaican MP, Mike Henry, has asked his fellow MPs to turn their back on Cameron if reparations are not on the agenda.
Here at TheField we have been following this story for quite some time now and here are three links that provide a lot more background to this whole sorry tale of the elite of Britain making their fortunes at the expense of the freedom of men, women and children.