Good Day World!
The British were once fond of bragging that the sun never set on their empire.
During those halcyon times the British looted the countries they conquered as a matter of course.
Tut! Tut! And all that.
What I really find amusing is that the Brits have no intention of returning any of those stolen goods to the countries they defeated.
Here’s a good example:
A Pakistani attorney recently said he filed a court petition seeking the return of the famed Koh-i-Noor diamond Britain forced India to hand over in colonial times.
Once the largest known diamond in the world, the 105-carat diamond, also called the Mountain of Light, is one of the Crown Jewels. It is set in a crown last worn by the late mother of Queen Elizabeth II during her coronation.
The British response to Attorney Jawaid Iqbal Jafree request is the same one that’s been given 786 times before; Silence. Not a word.
During a visit to India in 2010, British Prime Minister David Cameron said in an interview on Indian television that the diamond would stay in London.
"What tends to happen with these questions is that if you say yes to one, then you would suddenly find the British Museum empty," he said.
So there you have it. England would have to return everything in the British Museum if they set the dangerous precedent of righting so many wrongs.
Cheerio then…carry on!
Time for me to walk on down the road…