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If we in Britain don't own up to our shameful history in full detail then...
Tim HuttonTim Hutton - 2012-04-19 20:29:44+0000 - Updated: 2012-04-19 20:29:44+0000
If we in Britain don't own up to our shameful history in full detail then we will inevitably repeat the same crimes. And that's exactly what's happening:
History can't be swept under the carpet and forgotten.

Britain destroyed records of colonial crimes

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William R. Buckley - 2012-04-20 13:52:19+0000
Tim: The nation you call home has a long history of hiding from its misdeeds. Consider Timothy Evans: The request to refer the case was dismissed on 19 November 2004, with the judges saying that the cost and resources of quashing the conviction could not be justified, although they did accept that Evans did not murder either his wife or his child.

You are right to complain, given that your nation has a hard time coming to terms with the wrongs it commits.

This kind of thinking (such as that of the judges, mentioned above) is, among other things, the reason that bastard children of the aristocracy in England were made to be the obligation of people other than the father - the nobleman knocks-up a common wench, and the husband of the wench is left to rear the child.

English common law has a long history of being brutish, of placing the responsibility other than where it ought to be.

Three cheers to you for bringing this issue forward, that all may press the British Government to act with decency, instead of cowardice.

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