A Historian-A Great War Leader - An African President -The
British Empire-Can You -Spot The Odd Man Out?
the Daily Mail on Thursday January 6, 2005 an article by the historian
Andrew Roberts has answered the attack by the South African President
Thabo Mbeki on the British Empire’s and Sir Winston Churchill’s part in it.
As the President of South Africa accuses Winston Churchill
of racism, a leading historian argues that much of Africa has gone backwards
since the end of colonial rule.
Thabo Mbeki of South Africa has launched an aggressive attack on the British
Empire’s record in Africa in general, and Sir Winston Churchill in particular.
to the Sudanese assembly in Khartoum, he said that British imperialists such as
Churchill travelled to South Africa and the Sudan ‘doing terrible things wherever
they went, justifying what they did by defining the native people’s of Africa
as savages that had to be civilised, even against their will’
Mbeki went on to say that THE Empire’s ‘terrible legacy’ was a continent
divided by race, colour, religion and culture.
fact, there was never a period in history when the continent of Africa was not
divided by race, colour and so on.
in the short time that Britain ran large parts of it, a system of laws and good
government was imposed that meant that endemic inter-tribal massacres were
banished-only to reappear in the military coups and one-party dictatorships
that followed independence.
Africa has never known better times than during British
rule, where beforehand there was anarchy and all too often afterwards tyranny.
It is, of course, true that Churchill was what we in
modern terms describe as a racist.
common with almost everyone of his age, class and background, he saw mankind in
terms of a hierarchy in which Europeans were self-evidently in a higher state
of national and historical development than Africans and Asians.
utterly contrary to what President Mbeki assumes, this meant that Churchill and
his contempories believed that the most developed countries, such as Britain, had an
absolute moral duty to bring civilisation to those that were less developed
might seem absurdly outdated to day, but it was a powerful positive force for
good at the time.
the words of Sir Alan Burns, governor of the Gold Coast (modern day Ghana) in
Sir Alan was the son and grandson of colonial
administrators, the third generation of a family that devoted lifelong careers
for a civilising cause they knew to be just.
he recalled: ‘When one considers colonial rule, one’s got to remember
what was there before it started in West Africa. Cannibalism, slavery and various other abominations all existed in
Nigeria and the Gold Coast’
‘When we went out there, we abolished slavery as far as
we could. We abolished human sacrifices as far as we could and we abolished various
If that constitutes ‘civilising savages
against their will’, so be it, but is it really such a terrible legacy?
elements of the Empire’s ‘terrible
Africa might include the introduction of crop rotation to Kenya, the discovery
and extraction of copper and diamonds in Zambia, the mass inoculation campaigns
against yellow fever, typhus and malaria in Nigeria, and the vast education
programme run in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
forgetting the irrigation projects along the Nile, the huge government (i.e.
British taxpayer-funded) investment in East Africa to combat African
unemployment in the 1940’s, the pro-peasantry Egyptian tax reforms under Lord
Cromer and the protection of the Suez Canal.
the introduction of the English language (the world’s first tongue in terms of
international business), railways, dams, and legal systems that guaranteed the
rights of property.
not been for the British Empire in Africa, Mr Mbeki would not be President of a
liberal parliamentary constitutional South Africa.
He would have had
to address the Sudanese assembly in a language they did not understand rather
than the English, and there would probably not even have been such a body in
the first place, since it was set up by the departing British on independence
Equally all he
needs to do is look north from South Africa to Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe to see
how a once-flourishing agrarian economy can be destroyed by ideological dogma.
predecessor, Nelson Mandela, has been generous in acknowledging, not least in
his autobiography ‘The Long Walk To Freedom’, that his education in a
British-run school and his sympathy for the British cause during World War II
meant that he had ‘not
discarded the influence Britain and British history and culture exercised on us’
a shame, therefore, that his successor should make this historically ignorant
outburst. (Mr Mbeki attended Sussex University in the Sixties, which in those
days was rancid with left-wing post-imperial guilt.)
idea that the British ran a kind of tyranny in Africa is simply laughable. Consider
the extraordinary statistics in Trevor Royle’s book about the end of the empire
there, Winds of Change.
Britain went to war with Germany in 1939, her African empire consisted of 1.3
million square miles made up of 13 different territories, yet the colonial
service in Africa consisted only of several hundred officials [administrators]
Nigeria, there were only 4,000 European soldiers and policemen in a country of
20 million inhabitants; in the Sudan, throughout the 57 years of the
condominium only 393 officers served in the Sudan Political Service.
was twice the size of Texas, yet such was the relative peace that reigned there
between 1899 and the independence in 1956 that fewer than 400 Britons were
needed to administer it. It also had among
the lowest crime-let alone murder-rates in Africa.
Compare that to the
bloody history of independent Sudan, and especially the past two years in which
more than 70,000 innocent people have been massacred.
yourself the salient question: When has Sudan been most peaceful, most justly
administered and happiest?
blacks of South Africa had to wait until 1994 before they got the right to vote;
unlike those parts of Africa that Britain gave independence to in the Fifties
was because South Africa was ruled by the Boers, or Afrikaners, who treated the
native population with a wholly different and far harsher severity than the
British ever had theirs.
far from thanking Winston Churchill for going to fight against the Afrikaners,
as he did in the Boer War that raged between 1899 and 1902, Mr Mbeki castigates
true reputation of the British Empire-as opposed to Mr Mbeki’s travesty of
it-is such that Mozambique has applied to become a member of the Commonwealth,
even though the British never ever ruled over that country. It was colonised by the Portuguese, who only
left in 1975, yet it is to our Commonwealth that Mozambique has turned for admission.
Would this have been the case if we really left a ‘terrible legacy’ in Africa?
No! As so often, it is to internal politics that one must look
for an explanation for Mr Mbeki’s unhistorical remarks. As is often with Black Nationalist leaders
in Africa, the evil white imperialists are blamed for crimes that must in fact
be traced back to the black politicians themselves.
South Africa has done nothing to rein in the genocidal Khartoum regime that has
committed horrific crimes of ethnic cleansing in Darfur, so he has attacked
Churchill and the British Empire in order to deflect criticism from himself.
will have been independent from Britain for half a century next January, and
South Africa won independence from Britain far earlier than that. When will African leaders finally
be willing to admit their own errors rather than to blame their continent’s
ills on colonialism?
For the fact remains that in the long history of the Dark
Continent, the brief period when ordinary Africans were most content, more
secure, most justly governed and least likely to be oppressed by their tribal
enemies was when they were administered by the British Empire.
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-only such as British (not EU) passports,
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A BLUNT REPLY TO THE
QUEEN'S SPEECH ON CHRISTMAS DAY-25th
LEGACY-AUSTRALIA-CANADA-NEW ZEALAND-WHY THEY
The Act of
Settlement of 1701-WHY IT SHOULD CONCERN
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AUSTRALIA-SUPPORT THE CROWN
YOU CAN'T HAVE BOTH.
WILL THIS CHRISTMAS QUEEN'S SPEECH
LAST IN A
FREE INDEPENDENT ENGLAND -SCOTLAND AND WALES?
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN ASSURE YOU THAT YOU
HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR FROM BECOMING A
PROVINCE OF EUROPE.
THE QUEEN MAKE IT PLAIN THAT OUR FREE
INDEPENDENT NATION STATE IS SACROSANCT BUT
THAT IF THE PEOPLE WISH TO BECOME SLAVES
-THEN A REFERENDUM THERE MUST BE.
THAT NO ENGLISHMAN SHOULD BE ASKED WHETHER
HE WISHES TO BE A SLAVE OR FREE!
CHRISTMAS WE WILL FIND OUT IF OUR PROTECTOR
'Rights and Liberties'
by HER SACRED OATH
MONARCHY be nothing more than a
PARK in the future
THE TIME FOR BLUNT SPEAKING AS THE VERY
EXISTENCE OF OUR UNIQUE NATION STATE IS IN
We are told on the BBC (Brussels
Broadcasting Service) at 11.30 pm on
Saturday the 23rd December, 2007, that the
QUEEN now has a website which has footage of
the Royal Family in the past and that the
QUEEN is NOT
'Stuck in the past'
far as many patriotic subjects are concerned
we need to remain in the PAST when it
concerns the protection of our
have had and will continue to have but it
must not threaten our very WAY-OF-LIFE our
Common Law of England and all which makes
our country the most unique parliamentary
democracy in the world.
BE NO SURRENDER!
Should the Monarch fail to protect our
inherited RIGHTS and Liberties then we shall
have to fight for a REPUBLIC as
happened in the 17th century because the
Monarch of the day ignored those very
'Rights and Liberties of Englishmen' which
will still survive in the English Speaking
World today in December 2007. How can the
MOTHER of PARLIAMENTS give away what is
already our and our children's
INHERITANCE which cannot be taken away by
PARLIAMENT or the QUEEN.
If the above publicity
exercise is to be used to soften the impact to
the population of the BETRAYAL of their
CONSTITUTION and COUNTRY then it would be
the greatest TREASON by a Monarch since
James II who sold our COUNTRY to the FRENCH
for MONEY and RELIGION.
WE ASK WHAT PRICE ARE OUR RIGHTS AND
THEY ARE PRICELESS!
Choice is Yours!-but time is running out
6 months to be EXACT!
WE are to
THEY are not
WE have more to LOSE
more to GAIN
WE have been clear of dictators from EUROPE
for most of our HISTORY
been cursed with that abomination for most
of their HISTORY and NOW!
Our Queen and the EU Constitution
The Spirit of England
THE ENEMY IS EVERYWHERE
HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH THE II
We now learn
from the Daily Mail COMMENT on Christmas Eve
that the Queen's Speech will cover the
catastrophic fall in Values and Moral
behaviour since the beginning of her 56
-year reign. This has been brought about by
the actions of HER MINISTERS and the greater
number of those in HER PARLIAMENT who have
placed THEIR CONCERNS before the INTERESTS
of THE PEOPLE and NATION STATE.
the fact that HER PEOPLE feel LOST that has
been the direct result of the actions of HER
SUCCESSIVE GOVERNMENTS and the TRAITOROUS
POLITICIANS including PRIME MINISTERS who
have stealthily over the 56 years of HER
MAJESTY'S REIGN have almost achieved their
aim of ENSLAVING the PEOPLE to a FOREIGN
for the marked drop in the number viewing
THE QUEEN'S SPEECH is no doubt because the
mass of people have realised years ago that
the MONARCH is powerless to PROTECT their
WAY-OF-LIFE and events up to now have PROVED
There is a well know saying
'Nero fiddled while Rome burned'
Is it the case on
Christmas Day 2007 while the Monarch
talks our Rights and Liberties are
being taken from us under our very
Of course the QUEEN
under HER CONSTITUTIONAL ROLE can only
'Advise and Warn' HER MINISTERS but when
the matter concerns the very LIFE of an
INDEPENDENT STATE we expect that HER MAJESTY
consider the arrangement to be AT AN END as
it would make a MOCKERY of the PRIME
IMPORTANCE of the MONARCH to protect our
inherited Rights and Liberties which HER
MINISTERS are endeavouring TO GIVE
We as loyal
subjects of the MONARCH who is the living
embodiment of OUR RIGHTS and LIBERTIES
ask at this late stage with only months to
the eradication of a FREE NATION STATE some
veiled comments that HER MAJESTY will
PROTECT our RIGHTS and LIBERTIES.
As for the
MORAL tone of the NATION STATE at this most
crucial time in ENGLISH CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY this matter
should be left to CHURCH LEADERS who's
responsibility it is to CARE for their
FLOCKS particularly at this FESTIVAL of
MAJESTY'S SPEECH has not been pre-recorded
we ask HER MAJESTY to give those MILLIONS of
HER subjects some hope that their PROTECTOR
has NOT FORGOTTEN THEM.
APPEAL not be answered we can at last
confirm that the MONARCHY is after all
nothing more than a talking shop suitable
for YouTube and therefore nothing more than
Benn's comments about the despotic and
need for a
politician with INTEGRITY and love of
country who has for decades witnessed the
growth of the monstrous creature soon to be
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CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY
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added emphasise on the coming danger to YOUR
COUNTRY from those many traitors in YOUR
HOUSE of COMMONS who intend to sell YOUR
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We Remember The
Spirit of England-Winston Churchill-1953
were warned in 1953 to beware of wreckers of
our Constitution and Way-of- Life but it had
taken Tony Blair just 10 years to do just
THAT while everyone had their minds they
thought on more important matters. Well! in
2007 his predessessor Gordon Brown is
leading you to SLAVERY and only awaits the
final signature of the present holder of the House of Wessex the over 1000 year
PROTECTOR of our inherited
RIGHTS and LIBERTIES of ENGLISHMEN
Of the House
of Wessex since King Alfred 'the Shepherd
and Darling of England' in the annals of 893
leave it to the work of
Alfred the Great
England was saved to become the first
individual nation -state which over 1100
years later a member of that same House of
Wessex has already signed away much of those
ancient Rights and Liberties and
fundamentals of justice and Rule of Law and
only awaits a final signature to enslave her
people into a despotic undemocratic godless
police state to call itself a
within the power of Her Majesty the Queen to
refuse to ratify the New EU TREATY because
whatever lies her ministers have given her
over her long reign the TRUTH is now clear
for ALL TO SEE.
Netherlands a number of years ago their
MONARCH resigned for a day rather than sign
the Bill put before him. The New EU TREATY
is the death of a NATION STATE of over 1200
years in the making. It is the treasonable
actions of HER MINISTERS which has placed
THE QUEEN in the forefront in the protection
of the Rights and Liberties of HER SUBJECTS
as on no one else can HER PEOPLE DEPEND.
WILL THIS CHRISTMAS QUEEN'S SPEECH
BE THE LAST IN A
FREE INDEPENDENT ENGLAND -SCOTLAND AND WALES?
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In London on St.George's Day -1953
WITH THE ONLY PARTY WITH A MANDATE
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THE QUESTION THAT THE
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-SIMPLE IS IT NOT?
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