From Gordon Bridger
Hon alderman and former Mayor of Guildford
I think we are in danger of being made a laughing stock nationally if we implement this ill-thought-out proposal. Putting to one side the very sensible arguments from Dr Mary Alexander and Gavin Morgan, how is anyone going to interpret the action to be taken if any “colonial” links are discovered?
Britain abolished slavery in 1807 and the Royal Navy was active in stopping traders, arresting 1,600 slave vessels and releasing more than 160,000 captives, making Sierra Leone a home for them. No…