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14 Caribbean nations sue Britain, Holland and France for slavery reparations that could cost hundreds of billions of pounds

    Countries demanding compensation for 'awful' legacy of Atlantic trade
    Have hired lawyers who won pay-out for Kenyans tortured in the 1950s
    Britain compensated slave owners £20m in 1834 - equal to £200bn today
    Idea of reparations in the U.S. has often surfaced, but none has been paid

By Tom Leonard and Simon Tomlinson

PUBLISHED: 07:32 EST, 10 October 2013 | UPDATED: 09:22 EST, 10 October 2013


Britain is being sued with France and the Netherlands by 14 Caribbean countries which are demanding what could be hundreds of billions of pounds in reparations for slavery.

Around 175 years after Britain freed its last slaves in the West Indies, an alliance of Caribbean nations is demanding to be repaid for the 'awful', lingering legacy of the Atlantic slave trade.

Caricom, a group of 12 former British colonies together with the former French colony Haiti and the Dutch-held Suriname, believes the European governments should pay – and the UK in particular.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2451891/14-Caribbean-nations-sue-Britain-Holland-France-slavery-reparations.html#ixzz2hKwORnap


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If I were a Brit, Dutchman or Frenchman, I'd say no to reparations.

I'd offer instead one way transportation for any Carib resident, who wanted to repatriate to Africa.

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Just print it up and drop it from helicopters.

There you go boyz...


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