BLACK LIVES MATTER

SLAVE TRADE DEBT

Descendants of slaves have been paying for the compensation paid to rich slave owners


British taxpayers were still paying for British slave trade nearly 200 years later


2015 Brtish tax payers made a final payment of a slave trade compensation debt paid to slave owners 2015





The government pledged in 1833 £20 million in order to reimburse the owners of slaves when slavery was abolished in Britain. The sum back in 1833 was humongous amount, and it took the British taxpayer 182 years to pay off.



The information was revealed by the Treasury after a freedom of Information request, the Bristol Post reports. Letter dated 31st Jan 2018.



Bristol was known then as the 'slave capital' of Britain, due to the relative volume of owners in the port city. Only London had more. Exeter was also significant. And the relevance to the Edward Colston statue being pulled down will make much more sense to people now @hmtreasury disturbing and seemingly proud tweeted #hmtreasury and told all British tax payers including black people from Caribbean decent or otherwise that since the 1940s to 2015 they’ve been paying for their ancestors freedom. Shortly after they deleted their tweet, but not before it was screened shot for the records and for all to see!


The government pledged in 1833 £20 million in order to reimburse the owners of slaves when slavery was abolished in Britain. The sum back in 1833 was humongous amount, and it took the British taxpayer 182 years to pay off.

The information was revealed by the Treasury after a freedom of Information request, the Bristol Post reports. Bristol was known then as the 'slave capital' of Britain, due to the relative volume of owners in the port city. Only London had more. Exeter was also significant. And the relevance to the Edward Colston statue being pulled down will make much more sense to people now @hmtreasury disturbing and seemingly proudly tweeted #hmtreasury and told all British tax payers including black people from Caribbean decent or otherwise that since the 1940s to 2015 they’ve been paying for their ancestors freedom. Shortly after they deleted their tweet, but not before it was screened shot for the records and for all to see!

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