Ethics, Apologies and the Slave Trade
27th November 2006
The BBC is reporting that Tony Blair has expressed his ‘sorrow’ over Britain’s role in the slave trade – but stopped short of a full apology – apparently because of fears that this may lead to demands for (financial) reparations.
You may wish to read what New Nation (the UK’s best selling ‘Black Newspaper’) has to say on the matter – and they have the full text of Blair’s speech.
What is your view?
Should nations / Governemnts apologise? Who to?
Are financial reparations appropriate?
I look forward to your comments – –