This article adds depth to the fuss over Gary Lineker’s comments on the treatment of refugees. Britain’s past history isn’t as glorious as we want to believe, with almost the same language being used over a century ago.
We need to be more honest about our national past, acknowledge the country’s many failings, and think about how we avoid making them again. But I don’t see that happening any time soon. Positions of power and influence are too often occupied by the spiritual (occasionally actual) descendants of those whose morals failed back then.