Many Britons have grown up believing their homeland saved and civilized the world, while atrocities, genocide and human rights abuses often go unmentioned.
Such suggestions may seem far-fetched, but recent history has given many people reason to be suspicious.
Documents in the National Archives have previously been key in revealing human rights abuses by the British state.
Even if the files that have now been reported missing vanished as a result of sloppiness or incompetence rather than malice, that is in a way no less damning.
Britain has long failed to acknowledge the horrors that its colonialism and imperialism have wrought on the world.
“There will be a new British-Irish Agreement dealing with the totality of relationships.’’ Geddit? “In recognition of the Irish government’s special interest in Northern Ireland and of the extent to which issues of mutual concern arise in relation to Northern Ireland, there will be regular and frequent meetings of the conference concerned with non-devolved Northern Ireland matters, on which the Irish government may put forward views and proposals.
These meetings, to be co-chaired by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, would also deal with all-island and cross-border cooperation on non-devolved issues.” There’s a lot more.Posted by Jim on December 28, 2017 Around 1,000 files have disappeared while ‘on loan’ to the government. Wednesday, December 27, 2017 The National Archives are home to more than 11m documents, many of them covering the most disturbing periods of Britain’s colonial past.This sort of accident is happening too often for comfort Siobhan Fenton . The uncomfortable truths revealed in previously classified government files have proved invaluable to those seeking to understand this country’s history or to expose past injustices.It is deeply concerning, therefore, to discover that about 1,000 files have gone missing after being removed by civil servants.Officially, the archives describe them as “misplaced while on loan to a government department”.The DUP’s hardcore would rather eat grass than connect economically to The South.