Wednesday, August 18, 2004
BBC NEWS - Outsourcing the British Empire
My apologies for taking so long to blog this. I know the story is quite old but it just came to mind.
A group of islanders exiled from their Indian Ocean home when it was turned into a military base have failed in their bid to return to their homeland.
Judges at the Court of Appeal also refused the Diego Garcians permission to challenge a High Court ruling preventing further claims for damages.
The exiles were forced to leave their island in the 1970s when it was taken over by the UK government.
On ruling, one of the judges said their complaints were legally unsustainable.
The empire is dead, long live the empire.
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