domenica 26 novembre 2006

Britain's 'sorrow'

Tony Blair

Esiste tutto un genere letterario sulle scuse postume. Si fanno, ma sempre con giudizio.

Tony Blair is to make a historic statement condemning Britain's role in the transatlantic slave trade as a 'crime against humanity' and expressing 'deep sorrow' that it ever happened.

The Prime Minister plans to go further than any previous leader in seeking to distance himself from the actions of the British Empire, nearly 200 years after the 1807 legislation that led to slavery's abolition. However, he will stop short of making an explicit apology despite years of pressure from some black campaigners and community leaders.

Blair: Britain's 'sorrow' for shame of slave trade, The Observer, David Smith, 26 novembre 2006

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