The fact that the British empire committed various atrocities around the globe as part of the expansion of Western imperialism is not disputed. I welcome
Labour has been betraying the working class for decades…. It takes our hopes and dashes them on the rocks of EU Austerity!
This historical conditioning has bequeathed to each new generation in the US a mind-set premised upon arrested development, one which cannot see beyond its own selfish and ignorant point of view which is always justified by the worst excesses associated with an equally ignorant Judeo-Christian tradition.
The UK is diverse and multicultural not only by choice, but also because of its unique history.
In around 304 BCE Pytheas set sail from Massalia with the intention of exploring the seas west of the European landmass. In so doing Pytheas became the first Greek to visit and sail around Britain. He discovered that Ireland lay further west of Britain, and that Norway was to the north of Britain.
After the Norman victory of 1066 CE in Britain, the warriors of the indigenous British kept-up a fierce resistance to the Norman presence for decades. The Normans spread-out across the land, and built very strong fortified houses and castles. These structures allowed the Norman occupiers to live in relative safety against the continuous threat of British attack. This castle building skill marked a significant evolution in the building of militarised structures in Britain, and there was very little the indigenous British warriors could do against the high and smooth stone walls, deep water-filled moats, and steep inclines.