The Guardian says sorry for slavery links and sets up £10m reparation fund
Guardian owner The Scott Trust to launch 10-year programme of ‘restorative justice’
OK, blah, blah, idiocy etc.
Now I would find a possible next stage to be very amusing indeed. Let’s say that Nesrine Malik – currently the opinion writer on The G most involved with slavery and reparations etc- gets picked as part of this new project. Could happen.
But Nesrine is Sudanese. Where, you know, slavery expeditions were being run in the 1980s, in fact later than that. Arab militias (the Janjaweed?) would raid into Dhofar to collect black slaves. And wouldn’t it be fun if some of that extended Malik family were involved? Myself I’d scream with laughter.
And if I was at The G right now I’d be doing an awful lot of research into that extended family. An awful awful lot.