Leading race relations campaigner Trevor Phillips says critics of professor who defended Britain’s history of empire are Stalinist

Trevor Phillips, the former chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, has condemned critics of an Oxford academic, who has called for a reappraisal of colonialism, as ‘Stalinist’.

Fifty-eight staff have signed a statement criticising Nigel Biggar over an article in which he said feelings of guilt about colonialism may have gone too far.

The regius professor of moral and pastoral theology at Christ Church wrote that society should take a more balanced view of the Empire rather than simply remembering it with shame.

  • Martin B

    Let’s look at Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria and Zimbabwe before the British Empire and after.

    Case closed.

    • The “colonial” past is an easy scapegoat for modern failures.

      Without the “colonial” past most of these whining states would still be stone aged.

      • deplorabledave

        Post colonial they are quickly reverting.

  • Trevor Phillips is a good guy. He has nothing to gain from being politically incorrect.

    • Watchman

      I’m still suspicious of Trevor Phillips: he seemed only to discover the dangers of unrestricted immigration of incompatible cultures who refuse to integrate after he left his high paying government job. Did he know this while he was in that government job and was afraid to speak out then, or was it on the day he left the job did he have a massive epiphany on the dangers of immigration?

  • Stalinist?

    Oh, boy …

    • Alain

      Well, at least this time Hitler got overlooked.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Nigel’s main problem is his last name and rhyming slang.

  • vwVwwVwv

    I put this black theories of race and politics right there where the other
    great contributions of black ‘scientists’ are. There are many
    great things Black culture provided us with,
    I mean not the guys who went
    to white mans schools,
    Black Africa created so much, even they haven’t build a mayor city for
    3ooo years, not invented anything important for the time we have history,
    not developed roads, agriculture, whatever, even no clothes but they
    have contributed a lot to humanity, I just can’t remember what
    exactly it was but experts say it……

    • Clausewitz

      Well they really refined that whole slavery thing. Hell for them it even became an export product.

      • vwVwwVwv

        I would be Proud if i would descend from slaveholders who rethinked
        while slavery is alive in Africa and Muslim country’s till today
        but as someone from the mountains of the caucus
        Persians, Turks and Arabs traded captive
        people from our lands as far away
        as Afria and they would do
        it now if they could.
        Nobody talks abou slavery of nonmuslim white Mameluks in Africa.
        If the black people don’t distance themselves from the leftist toxic
        divisionism they soon will hear the Nword again as
        the whites get fed up and mad.

  • DVult

    Why in a million years would they be ashamed of the Glorious British Empire? Sad that it’s not still around maybe, proud of it’s achievements maybe but ashamed? They should all be flogged..