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Barbados plans to make Tory MP pay for family’s slave past

by Paul Lashmar and Jonathan Smith in Barbados

The government of Barbados is considering plans to make a wealthy Conservative MP the first individual to pay reparations for his ancestor’s pivotal role in slavery.

“laying out the next steps, which include legal action” / foto Aart G. Broek

The Observer understands that Richard Drax, MP for South Dorset, recently travelled to the Caribbean island for a private meeting with the country’s prime minister, Mia Mottley. A report is now before Mottley’s cabinet laying out the next steps, which include legal action in the event that no agreement is reached with Drax.

To continue reading, please, turn to the website of the Guardian, November 26, 2022; zie ook NOS-website, 27 november 2022; Waterkant-website, 26 november 2022.

Gebouwen op de plantage van de Drax-familie op Barbados [kunstenaar onbekend]

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