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ROGUE NATION –

1001 FORGOTTEN ANNIVERSARIES THAT SHAME BRITAIN –

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1 APRIL

1921 – Top generals describe Palestine as ‘Jewland’ and a ‘beastly country.’

2 APRIL

1777 – British newspaper – American women raped by our redcoats are ‘fortunate’

1911 – Census data shows Dublin’s shocking death rate

1949 – F.O. memo – Malaysian independence threatens UK’s economic interests

1952 – Collective punishment against Kenyan villages deemed to be hostile

3 APRIL

1858 – No quarter given as Redcoats sack the Indian city of Jhansi

1953 – Kenya’s British led home guard untouchable and out of control

1973 – Irish shopkeepers bombed for not serving members of the security forces

4 APRIL

1945 – Officials refuse urgent request for food for famine struck India

5 APRIL

6 APRIL

1920 – ‘Recalcitrant’ Waziri villages burned

7 APRIL

1812 – Thousands slaughtered as British troops sack the Spanish city of Badajoz

8 APRIL

1953 – Jomo Kenyatta sentenced to seven years hard labour after judge is bribed

9 APRIL

1840 – Lord Palmerston justifies military protection for Britain’s opium traders

1975 – Loyalist UVF remains legal despite openly boasting of killing Catholics

2003 – Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell joke about killing Clare short

10 APRIL

1544 – ‘Burn Edinburgh… putting man, woman and child to fire and sword.’

11 APRIL

1942 – Churchill declares he would rather resign than allow India independence

1963 – Arms for Iraq despite suspicion they might be used against civilians

12 APRIL

1933 – The prime minister doesn’t believe reports of Nazi ‘excesses’

13 APRIL

1868 – British army loots and burns the Ethiopian city of Maqdala

1919 – General orders the killing of hundreds of unarmed Indian protesters

14 APRIL

1816 – British militia massacre hundreds of Barbadian slaves

1919 – The R.A.F. strafe and bomb a school and crowds at Gujranwala

15 APRIL

16 APRIL

1746 – ‘Perfidious’ highlanders ‘must perish by sword or famine

1999 – Blair sends Campbell to Brussels to help spin the bombing of Serbia

17 APRIL

18 APRIL

1931 – Viceroy of India vows ‘blitz of lathis’ and ‘knotted ropes’ against protesters

1945 – War Office plans to ensure supply of opium to Malaya after its liberation

19 APRIL

1791 – Church bells rung in Bristol to celebrate the defeat of first anti-slavery bill

1936 – British security forces in Palestine granted draconian powers

1939 – Cabinet – Not sending birthday greetings might offend Adolf Hitler

1975 – Post Office argues against commemorating the American Revolution

20 APRIL

1936 – General strike by Palestinians against the British authorities

1939 – British officials and establishment figures attend Hitler’s birthday

2010 – BP oil rig explodes causing the biggest ever maritime oil spill

21 APRIL

22 APRIL

1931 – Churchill – Loss of India will be the death blow of the British Empire

23 APRIL

1999 – Tony Blair attempts to justify NATO’s assassination of Serbian journalists

24 APRIL

1857 – Indian troops refuse orders to use cartridges greased with pig and cow fat

1954 – Thousands of black Nairobians transported to concentration camps

1974 – Foreign Secretary cites copper as reason for arming Chile’s dictatorship

25 APRIL

1916 – British authorities declare martial law in Dublin

26 APRIL

2007 – Tony Blair writes letter of thanks to Libyan tyrant Colonel Gadaffi

27 APRIL

1802 – Following massacre of black mutineers – eleven surivors executed

1962 – Macmillan urges Kennedy to liquidate Indonesian president Sukarno

28 APRIL

1952 – Photo published of a smiling British soldier holding up a severed head

2004 – Tony Blair and Jack Straw deny knowledge of secret renditions

29 APRIL

30 APRIL