David Profumo

Britain’s recent darkest hour: the betrayal of the Chagos Islands

Acquiescing in the 1960s to America’s demand for a base in the archipelago, Britain deported the inhabitants without explanation or compensation

Louis Onesime, living in deep poverty in Port Louis, Mauritius in 2005. Deported from Diego Garcia in 1971, he was still sharing a house with 26 family members. [Getty Images]

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