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Super-rich families and wealthy investors will be asked for help by the Church of England to build a £1 billion reparations fund to atone for the “great evil” of the slave trade.

A £100 million pot announced by the church last year is “insufficient” to address the “enduring harms from enslavement” that persist today, an independent report has found, calling for a tenfold increase.

The church made the commitment after finding that a significant chunk of its £10.3 billion wealth could be traced back to profits from slavery, largely through a fund given to the church by Queen Anne in 1704 that invested heavily in the slave trade.

Sure. We made money from the slave trade. We’ve still got it. But you should pay the reparations.

22 thoughts on “Oh. Yes. Very good”

  1. Think of it as a long-term investment. The C of E sees that black majority, usually pentecostal, churches are virtually the only growth area. This gives them more of a chance to look sympathetic, cosy up, and hope for some income later.

  2. Could the bishops voluntarily remove themselves from the House of Lords.
    Or are they slaves to the tax free £342 per diem expenses.

    Feeble joke aside, it would be nice if every rectory applied for planning consent to build up to 25 metres in height, to be closer to God, and to do their bit to help housing affordability by letting out the top 4 stories.

  3. How many people who are rich today can really attribute that wealth back to the slave trade? We’re talking someone who is rich today, and whose ancestors were rich back in the 1830s, and no-one was poor in between? And didn’t make money from just land here, or industrial wealth.

  4. Why does the church have £10.3bn in its coffers?! What are they saving for – some glorious future when the pews are full again?

    Like any organisation, it should have just enough cash to pay next month’s wages, a sinking fund for maintenance, and as little as possible else.

    Large pots of money inevitably attract shysters. (This is why most lottery winners don’t go public.)

  5. “Rosemarie Mallett, Bishop of Croydon and chairwoman of the oversight group, said: “No amount of money can fully atone for or fully redress the centuries-long impact of African chattel enslavement, the effects of which are still felt around the world today.”

    What might she have become if not for the “centuries long impact of African chattel slavery”?

    A slave in Libya?

    A gang rape murder victim in the Umbongo?

    Afternoon tea for a pride of lions?

    Sadly, she has to make do with becoming a Bishop in the Church of England (purely on merit you understand), and demanding money with menaces from gullible middle class idiots

  6. Large pots of money inevitably attract shysters.
    “Rosemarie Mallett, Bishop of Croydon and chairwoman of the oversight group.

  7. Maybe the Church of England should switch from the King James Bible to the Prosperity Bible. That seems to draw the melanin enriched types like a fly to shit.

  8. “Rosemarie Mallett, Bishop of Croydon and chairwoman of the oversight group, said: “No amount of money can fully atone for or fully redress the centuries-long impact of African chattel enslavement, the effects of which are still felt around the world today.”

    This is absolutely true.

    American cities were gleaming metropolises circa 1960. Now they’re mostly crime infested depressing shitholes, thanks to the ongoing effects of African chattel enslavement.

    No amount of money can fully atone for or fully redress the harm done, but White Americans deserve to be reparated for the damage done to them and their children.

  9. The Meissen Bison

    Lambeth Palace place an order with Bud Light to provide a refreshing new communion beverage for the future.

  10. Tut, tut Steve. I’m shocked to see that someone else has the same opinions as myself.

    However I would argue that the reparations should come from the wicked Africans who dumped their criminals, enemies and worthless no-hopers on the gullible whites.

    Since it’s plain that no one blames the Moslems for their African slaves, obviously all the loot must end up in our pockets.

  11. If the CofE is to be involved in this at all, why not direct the money at liberating the poor fuckers who are slaves now? Millions of them.

    Ah, but we know where they’re held, don’t we . . .

  12. They could always flog those old cathedrals and churches back to the papists. That might raise a few quid, and it’s not as if they’re getting much use out of them.

    Though as they were stolen in 1534 maybe the papists should just demand their return along with 500 years of rent, with interest, compounded.

  13. a fund given to the church by Queen Anne in 1704

    Without seeing any of the data this claim is based on, I’m going to call bullshit on it. You set up an ‘oversight’ team packed with race grifters, all you will get is grief and demands for mo’ money.

    And added to that, what was the difference in treatment between African slaves circa 1704 and the British peasantry? Aside from avoiding the horrors of the middle passage, British peasants worked themselves to the bone in return for a roof and just about the rations to survive, same as any slave.

    Having said all that, if the dim and rich wish to help race grifters at home and abroad but new Mercs, let them go ahead.

  14. The truth is that no amount of money will ever be enough to satisfy these anti-white activists; not £100 million, not £1 billion, not £10 billion.

  15. St Francis (these days, he would be St Frances) is reported to have said something like, “At all times and in all places, proclaim the Gospel. As a last resort, use words.”

    The CofE is going a step further. As a post-last resort, use other peoples’ money.

  16. I had my car radio nicked in Catford 50 years ago. Do you think she’d do the Christian thing and get me a new one. Obviously, I’ve had a few since then, but it’s the principle, innit?

  17. I think in the past Tim has refered to research that showed that we spent 4% of GDP for 100 years stamping out global slavery. Paid for out of the taxes of British citizens and loss of GDP growth. What would that be in today’s money?

  18. Paid for out of the taxes of British citizens and loss of GDP growth.

    And don’t forget the 20,000 or so (IIRC) sailors killed on that mission. At 2010 valuations of £1.6m of a VPF (value of a prevented fatality), I make that at least £32bn the non-enslaved west africans owe us, on top of the cash spend (which also needs interest added, compounded).

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