The Curmudgeon


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It Shouldn't Happen To A Brit

Recent accusations of bullying have induced the Glorious Successor's handlers to intimate that now might be a good time to apologise for the British policy, in operation between 1920 and 1967, of removing British children from British institutions and placing them in orphanages and labour farms in the colonies. The idea was to ease a burden on the British taxpayer while supplying the British Commonwealth with sufficient Britishness-rich livestock to keep back the alien hordes who might be tempted to trespass on the land; and in the interests of British decency, fair play and family values, the children were falsely informed that their British parents had died and were deprived of their British identities. Many of them suffered abuse and neglect on arrival, some at the ever-whited hands of the Roman Catholic Church. Although Britain's leading liberal newspaper refers to this as a "child migrant policy", as though the tiny human resources had been the sort who deserve locking up by Serco, the Glorious Successor had nothing to say about present-day policies of child imprisonment; presumably because of the limited if not downright inadequate Britishness of the units involved.


  • At 6:55 pm , Anonymous Madame X said...

    I suppose child slavery ring might be more appropriate. I have known people who were "fostered" for their labor.

  • At 7:06 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    I'm not sure slavery is an appropriate term. Slaves are property, which is usually better taken care of.

  • At 9:32 am , Blogger phil said...

    You might consider 'inputs', then.


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