But who?

Two major British firms have pledged to make payments to representatives of black people, as well as those of other minority ethnic backgrounds, as they seek to address their founders’ roles in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

So, who gets the lolly?

And wouldn’t it be fun if they decided to really help black youngsters by funding Katherine Birbalsingh into opening another Academy?

22 thoughts on “But who?”

  1. And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
    But we’ve proved it again and again,
    That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
    You never get rid of the Dane.

    Your idea is a good one Tim, but we all know the money will go into the already fat wallets of ‘activists’.

  2. Pity. I enjoy the occasional pint of Greene King IPA. Now, they’ll have to do without my patronage.

  3. Two grand and change per slave. If I was a slave I’d be outraged at that valuation. I t could be UK govt driving a hard bargain on manumission, or it could be Guardian numbers again.

    Gary Becker (was it?) showed forty years ago that discrimination was a losing proposition in any competitive market (where Lloyds works). That presumably applies to positive discrimination as well.

  4. And when will “black and ethnic minority groups” get round to sending some derious dosh to Royal Navy charities to compensate for the RN’s efforts and losses of life in stamping out that disgusting trade?

    Not holding one’s breath.

  5. @Edward Lud. Indeed. Likewise. I will not patronise appeasers. We paid our reparations when we spent money and effort eradicating the trade. We did our bit. The current generation owes nothing not one penny, not one sous. This is nothing more than a shakedown and it’s despicable.

  6. Two grand and change per slave. If I was a slave I’d be outraged at that valuation.

    I’ve changed my mind. From a labour theory of value POV it makes sense for slaves to do just enough work to make it barely useful to be kept alive in reasonable health and no more. So the surplus to capital will be very low and thus the price of a slave (or cost of freeing a slave) peanuts.

    I imagine plantation slaves worked this out pretty well. People in the USSR did.

  7. There’s a similar article in the Telegraph. Some of the links to slavery are pretty tenuous, but it hasn’t stopped the race hustlers grinding their axes, and the craven pussies at these companies from bending over.

  8. I’m still reeling at M’lud’s evident liking of “the occasional pint of Greene King IPA”.

  9. Trouble is that GK is just about the only major brewer that still brews decent beer, such as Abbott and Ruddles. The restaurant chains, Hungry Horse and Loch Fyne, I can happily walk past while flashing v signs

  10. Socialism –150 million murdered and millions used as Gulag slave labour.

    Best pals with the RoP . Founder slave owner/trader/trader and user of women sex slaves. Whose texts endorse slavery for all non-mozzies. And whose descendants took 100 million+ slaves out of Africa and killed most before they could even get to RoP shitholes. And are buying/selling slaves TODAY in Libyan slave markets. And took one million + whites in slave raids.

  11. As far as I can tell, Greene King didn’t even have anything to do with slaves; it’s just that one of the founders had other businesses with slaves. This is just ridiculous.

    And yes, we all know that money is going to get spunked away by some dodgy ‘community organiser’ or something.

  12. Trouble is that GK is just about the only major brewer that still brews decent beer

    There’s a host of decent microbreweries in the UK so it’s easy to ignore GK.

  13. MC but micros tend to sell to trendy taprooms full of the wokerati, sitting on unconfortable chairs while plaiting their beards

  14. View from the Solent

    “Diogenes
    June 18, 2020 at 12:02 pm
    …but micros tend to sell to trendy taprooms full of the wokerati, sitting on unconfortable chairs while plaiting their beards”

    I guess that depends on where you live. My regular back-street boozer has been selling takeaway beer from small local breweries since the shutdown nonsense started. And only £2/pint. My spending has noticeably reduced.

  15. Bloke in North Powys

    Diogenes “MC but micros tend to sell to trendy taprooms full of the wokerati, sitting on unconfortable chairs while plaiting their beards” Not round here they don’t. We have several excellent breweries, far better than GK. Ten years ago I had lunch in a Loch Fyne restaurant in Portsmouth and it was only at the end of the meal I found the GK ownership mentioned on the bill. Needless to say I have not darkened their doors again.

  16. Wasn’t The Guardian newspaper founded by some bloke with a connection to slavery? Perhaps they could make reparations by giving every black person a free copy of the paper, and 2 copies for those who keep budgies?

  17. @ Sam Vara
    That is as factitious as it comes. The Abbot in “Abbot Ale” has no connection with someone whose surname is Abbot

  18. Bloke in North Dorset

    “I’ve changed my mind. From a labour theory of value POV it makes sense for slaves to do just enough work to make it barely useful to be kept alive in reasonable health and no more. ”

    I’m in the middle of a podcast series on the Haitian revolution and they make that point. The problem for the slaves was the price of slaves meant that they only had to be kept alive for about 5 years to pay back handsomely, so slave owners weren’t too bothered about mal treatment to incentivise the slaves to work even harder and they weren’t above brutal and public torture and execution pour encourages ….
    Life really was fucking miserable on the plantations and suicide was common place.

  19. It’s the mental disease of presentism. A failure of intellect.

    The past judged the past. The past did what they thought was appropriate for transgressions at the time. PERIOD.

    Here come people today trying to retry the transgressions, with NO WITNESSES, NO CROSS EXAMINATION, USING TODAY’S MORES.

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