I used to think that asking compensation for past wrongs was not a good idea, after all where would we draw the lines? Currently, we seem to draw that line in 1933.
Then I heard about the
What this revealed was that the British Government borrowed money (from Rothschild which they only paid back recently) some £20m if I remember correctly.
We have the list of the beneficiaries of compensation for their loss of OWNERSHIP of human beings. So we, the people, funded compensation of exploiters of human misery.
£20m is perhaps £16 billion in today’s money.
So what would be so terrible about, we, the people, setting up a charitable fund with £16billion capital to fund, say, the removal of barriers to equal opportunity in Britain, the West Indies and Africa.
Funded by Government borrowing.
As to Statues. Case by Case examination of the issues, by citizens panel guided by expert opinions.
Options to include:
1. Removal to a museum display where contextual information can be clearly displayed.
2. Erection of new plinth with appropriate information
3. Creation of a new statue nearby to make a suitable display representing the issues
4. Resiting of statue with an explanatory panel.
5. Leaving in place with an explanatory panel.
6 Leaving as is