I’m proud of the British Empire, Suella Braverman proclaims


I’m proud of the British Empire, Suella Braverman proclaims: Attorney General praises the ‘ingenuity and the genius of the British people’ as she blasts the Left for being ‘ashamed of our history’

  • Attorney General slammed left-wing for being ‘ashamed’ of British colonial past 
  • Suella Braverman said she was ‘proud’ of the British Empire and its achievements
  • At the height of its power the British Empire was home to 413 million people
  • Many on the Left have railed against celebrating it and call for decolonisation

The Attorney General has slammed left-wing people for being ‘ashamed’ of Britain’s colonial past and said she was ‘proud’ of the British Empire.

Suella Braverman, whose parents are from Mauritius and Kenya and emigrated to the UK in the 1960s, said people should honour ‘the ingenuity and the genius of the British people’.

Many left-wing people have railed against celebrating the British Empire, with a number of institutions set on decolonisation, which critics say is an attempt to censor history.

Last month the University of Salford even scrapped sonnet-writing from a creative writing course in a bid to remove itself from ‘white Western culture’ amid its push to ‘decolonise the curriculum’.

At the height of its power in 1921 the British Empire was known as the ’empire on which the sun never set’ and was home to some 413 million people.

Suella Braverman , whose parents are from Mauritius and Kenya and emigrated to the UK in the 1960s, said people should honour 'the ingenuity and the genius of the British people'

Suella Braverman , whose parents are from Mauritius and Kenya and emigrated to the UK in the 1960s, said people should honour ‘the ingenuity and the genius of the British people’

Many left-wing people have railed against celebrating the British Empire, with a number of institutions set on decolonisation, which critics say is an attempt to censor history

Many left-wing people have railed against celebrating the British Empire, with a number of institutions set on decolonisation, which critics say is an attempt to censor history

However, Mrs Braverman said she was ‘proud of the British Empire’ in an interview with The Telegraph.

She said: ‘I am informed by the experience of my parents.’

‘[They] were born under the British Empire in the 1940s, and they have nothing but good things to tell me about the mother country’.

‘It was Britain that gave them opportunity and safety when they were young adults.’

She said Mauritius’s legal and educational system took inspiration from the British Empire, while in Kenya it was a ‘force for good’ as it put in place infrastructure and roads.

She admitted ‘awful things’ happened in the Empire because of the culture at that time but accused the Left of being apologetic for patriotism.

She said: ‘It’s born out of a left-wing apology for patriotism and for Britain.

‘Ashamed of our history, fearful of our past, not the ingenuity and the genius of the British people.’

The Attorney General previously told the Conservative Home blog there was no need to apologise for the British Empire. 

A world map showing the British empire in 1902. At the height of its power in 1921 the British Empire was known as the 'empire on which the sun never set' and was home to some 413 million people

A world map showing the British empire in 1902. At the height of its power in 1921 the British Empire was known as the ’empire on which the sun never set’ and was home to some 413 million people

Cover of the Standard of Empire Annual for 1912-1913, showing Britannia in a chariot drawn by a lion

Cover of the Standard of Empire Annual for 1912-1913, showing Britannia in a chariot drawn by a lion

She said: ‘My background is one that is ferociously proud of Britain, Britain’s history, Britain’s welcome. My parents were born under the British Empire. They came to this country with a huge fondness for the empire.

‘What Britain brought to their countries… was remarkable. And I get very saddened by this apology and shame, promulgated by the Left and commenced by the collective guilt that started under Tony Blair that is pervading our society.’

Mrs Braverman, MP for Fareham, added she got ‘very frustrated with leftie activists who want to decolonise our curriculum and cancel our culture and pull down statues’.

Source

Related posts