Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother accompanied by the guard commander Major R. Aikenhead, inspects a guard of honor of the Second Battalion the King’s African rifles at the great Indaba in the Matotos Hills, near Bullawayo, Rhodesia on July 8, 1957. Behind the Queen Mother is her private secretary, Lt-Col. Gilliatt. The Queen Mother wears a jacket and dress of white lace. Her white hat is trimmed with white and sapphire blue osprey feathers. (AP Photo)

Foreign aid, and post-colonial guilt gone mad

Post-colonial guilt is alive and well, and via Britain’s absurd foreign aid budget the UK is now about to pay, literally, for alleged crimes that it just didn’t commit. Try saying that out loud in front of a Guardian reader/ Foreign Office official

In addition to misappropriating foreign aid, Africa has hit on another scam — screwing reparations from the UK government for the atrocities committed by the beastly colonials.

William Hague opened the floodgates when he shelled out £20 million of taxpayers money as compensation to the victims of British abuse during the Mau Mau uprising notwithstanding that after the passage of more than sixty years most ‘victims’ are almost certainly dead. (We are not told whether Obama got a pay-off because his grandpappy was beaten up by the Brits — or so he says!).

Now, lawsuits are being filed by the relatives of ‘33 peaceful protesters who were massacred by British troops in Malawi in 1959’.

There is, however, a slight weakness in their case. None of it is true.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Post it under “The Empire Strikes Back.”

  • cmh

    Canada’s foreign aid budget is 5 BILLION PER YEAR ….it goes to countries that hate us and no accountability is requested.

  • ntt1

    Similar to our “truth and reconciliation” road show.

  • Martin B

    This is the thanks Britain gets for single handedly lifting these shit holes from the Stone Age to the Victorian Age.

    • Alain

      Indeed and the majority have done nothing but regress once British rule left.

    • mauser 98

      Africans ran slave trade since time began..still are

  • Ron MacDonald

    The only time these losers had stable governments was under colonial rule.

  • mauser 98

    what have Africans done to help themselves?