David Crane

Holding the Empire responsible for the state of modern Britain is becoming commonplace

Now Sathnam Sanghera lumps together Covid, Colston, Brexit, Black Lives Matter and bingeing Brits in the same post-imperial mix

The British Empire caricatured in the French newspaper Le Grelot (1882): ‘La Civilisation Anglaise’ shows a gin-soaked Queen Victoria crushing Egypt, Ireland, India, Africa and China. Credit: Bridgeman Images

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