colonialism

Proud to be British?

Winston Churchill, tea, democracy. All things we consider fundamental symbols of ‘Britishness’. They are things, or rather people, in which we are supposed to find inspiration, pride and patriotism. We are taught that Britain is a place somehow on a pedestal above other countries, but why is this? Is this pride misplaced? If we look […]

Colonialism, Camp and Canada: Reflections on Britain’s complex imperial legacy

“The episodes of oppression against indigenous peoples and against French settlers have become conveniently discarded in favour of a glorifying narrative of Canada’s history. The dark shadows of a colonial past have been worryingly swept under the rug, thrown out to the dustbin of history.”