Attorney General Suella Braverman has slammed the woke Left for being “ashamed” of Britain’s colonial past and said she was “proud” of the British Empire. MailOnline has more.
Suella Braverman, whose parents are from Mauritius and Kenya and emigrated to the U.K. in the 1960s, said people should honour “the ingenuity and the genius of the British people”.
Many people have railed against celebrating the British Empire, with a number of institutions set on decolonisation, which critics say is an attempt to censor history.
Last month the University of Salford even scrapped sonnet-writing from a creative writing course in a bid to remove itself from “white Western culture” amid its push to “decolonise the curriculum”.
At the height of its power in 1921 the British Empire was known as the ’empire on which the sun never set’ and was home to some 413 million people.
However, Mrs Braverman said she was “proud of the British Empire” in an interview with the Telegraph.
She said: “I am informed by the experience of my parents.”
“[They] were born under the British Empire in the 1940s, and they have nothing but good things to tell me about the mother country.”
“It was Britain that gave them opportunity and safety when they were young adults.”
She said Mauritius’s legal and educational system took inspiration from the British Empire, while in Kenya it was a “force for good” as it put in place infrastructure and roads.
She admitted “awful things” happened in the Empire because of the culture at that time but accused the Left of being apologetic for patriotism.
She said: “It’s born out of a left-wing apology for patriotism and for Britain. Ashamed of our history, fearful of our past, not the ingenuity and the genius of the British people.”
The Attorney General previously told the ConservativeHome blog there was no need to apologise for the British Empire.
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