Wealthy MP urged to pay up for his family’s slave trade past

A wealthy Tory MP is facing demands to pay reparations for his family’s part in the Caribbean slave trade after the Observer revealed that he now controls the plantation where his ancestors created the first slave-worked sugar plantation in the British empire almost 400 years ago.

The MP for South Dorset, Richard Drax, has inherited the 250-hectare Drax Hall plantation in Barbados from his father, inquiries by the Observer have established. His father died in 2017. Drax has not yet declared the land or its properties in the parliamentary register of members’ interests… More here.

I am not sure how I feel about this. I kind of get the motivation, but just like so many recent discussions around free speech and gender where would this lead?



Categories: Politics

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: