Part of the globe

Britain needs to confront its colonial past at a European level

As Britain fumbles its way towards the exit of the EU, or gives up before being unceremoniously ejected, it is in danger of losing sight of the European perspective precisely at at time, and on a topic, where it matters most. The tea, Victoria sponge, common decency, exotic foods, zoos, museums: all of them are an impossible fiction, unimaginable without a dismal world of inexcusable exploitation just off camera.