Archive for Friday, August 24, 2007

Mayor says city shares blame for slave trade

August 24, 2007


— An emotional Mayor Ken Livingstone apologized Thursday for his city's role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, saying London was still tainted by it.

The notoriously outspoken Livingstone seldom apologizes for anything, but he choked up as he read an account of the brutal tortures suffered by slaves in Britain's Caribbean colonies. And the politician nicknamed "Red Ken" for his left-leaning views angrily denounced the role of his city's corporations in financing the trade.


Flap Doodle 10 years, 10 months ago

I think everyone currently living in London who owns slaves should immediately free them. And while we are at it, everyone everywhere else should do the same thing.

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