UK Prime Minister shockingly tells his people to stop being ashamed of its colonial history. Boris Johnson the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Shockingly tells Britain that they should stop being ashamed of its colonial history. He was quoted saying in an interview by ITV that the UK should stop its embarrassment of their history.
The PM was reacting to the news that only orchestral versions of Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory – which are associations with colonialism and slavery – will be played at a BBC’s program this year.
The information is hard to find but the British empire’s Colonial toll on Africa is about the loss of 35 million lives through deliberate British government policy and an estimated economic toll of about 250 Trillion US dollars and about $45 trillion from India. Also between 12 and 29 million Indians died of starvation while it was under the control of the British Empire, as millions of tons of wheat were exported to Britain as famine raged in India.