However, Kehinde Andrews, a professor of black studies at Birmingham City University, criticised Lloyd’s response, saying efforts to address its history of support for the slave trade were “completely inadequate” and amounted to “reparations washing”. The amount of money involved was “offensive – that is nothing to them at all”.
Andrews said: “This is PR: giving an apology, making some commitments, but this is not serious. You’re talking about massive amounts of wealth that they owe back to people.
“And it’s a reminder of just how important insurance was to the system; slavery can’t happen without insurance. Lloyd’s is a good example of how slavery has birthed modern capitalism, and the fact Lloyd’s has done so well is a good example of it.”
Kehinde is so dim he doesn’t know that Lloyd’s is a marketplace, not a company. This is like suing the Stock Exchange because BP is listed.
Twat. Grifting twat.