DECEMBER

ROGUE NATION –

1000 FORGOTTEN ANNIVERSARIES THAT SHAME BRITAIN –

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1 DECEMBER

01.12.1937 – The Editor of the Daily Herald apologizes for insulting Hitler

2 DECEMBER

1846 – British official on the ‘moral evil’ of the ‘selfish, turbulent’ Irish

3 DECEMBER

1944 – 28 protesters shot dead in Athens by British armed Nazi collaborators

1963 – Sensitive files on Kenyan counterinsurgency ops removed to Britain

4 DECEMBER

1901 – Lord Milner admits not just the weak dying in Boer concentration camps

1935 – F.A. chief apologizes to Nazi football delegation and toasts Hitler

1967 – Minister – backing Nigeria’s assault on Biafra will benefit B.P. and Shell

1995 – Minister admits arms exports to Saudi Arabia not linked to human rights

5 DECEMBER

1578 – Drake’s men plunder the port of Valparaiso

1920 – Two corpses of IRA suspects with signs of torture found in a muddy pond

1935 – Garrick Theatre forced to change play to avoid insulting Hitler

1937 – Lord Halifax on Hitler’s Nazi regime – ‘Absolutely fantastic !’

6 DECEMBER

1945 – Troops ask why they are arming the Japanese and fighting the Vietnamese

7 DECEMBER

1846 – Relief works for famine struck Irish villagers suspended as a punishment

1908 – Peodophile colonial official lauded as an ‘exemplary and valuable officer’

8 DECEMBER

1951 -British army’s ‘Operation Bulldozer’ flattens Egyptian village

9 DECEMBER

1863 – Thousands murdered as British led Imperial Chinese army takes Suzhou

1958 – Report into massacre of Greek Cypriots whitewashes role of British Army

10 DECEMBER

1953 – General warns against investigation into British war crimes in Kenya

1963 – U.K. declares state of emergency in Aden, a move condemned by the U.N.

11 DECEMBER

1744 – ‘Little Negro Boy’ to be ‘dispos’d of’ – Apply at “the Dolphin Tavern’

1752 – The author of ‘Amazing Grace‘ on his use of the thumbscrew on slave boys

1920 – British auxiliary forces sack the city of Cork, burning down 300 homes

1940 – Foreign Office – Don’t let in any refugees fleeing the Nazis

12 DECEMBER

1911 – Famine struck India forced to pay for George V’s 6,170 diamond crown

1948 – British troops murder 24 unarmed men at a Malayan rubber plantation

1966 – U.N. condemns Britain’s use of military force and torture in Aden

2011 – Bahrain’s tyrant King Hamid welcomed at Downing Street

13 DECEMBER

1945 – Punitive expedition against Indonesian town burns down 1000 homes

1955 – British governor of Cyprus bans the Communist Party

2005 – Home Secretary lies over the U.K.’s involvement in rendition and torture

14 DECEMBER

1873 – Colonial troops slaughter hundreds of Hlubi in Natal

1950 – Attlee misleads parliament over U.S. nuclear bases in the U.K.

2006 – Attorney General blocks S.F.O. investigation into Saudi arms trade bribes

15 DECEMBER

1847 – British troops enforce mass eviction from Irish village of Mullaroghe

16 DECEMBER

1951 – Churchill on Egypt – ‘We sill set the Jews on them.’

17 DECEMBER

1940 – Foreign Office official – Jewish refugees drowning an ‘opportune disaster’

1953 – Black workers ‘mentally slow’ claims government report

18 DECEMBER

1823 – ‘Heads (of blacks) fixed on poles in various parts’ of Demerara

1922 – The RAF investigates ‘systems of attack’ against ‘uncivilised tribes’

1965 – Medical reports reveal routine use of torture at British run prison in Aden

19 DECEMBER

1937 – English policeman describes extra-judicial killings in Palestine

1948 – British governor – villagers more frightened of us than of the communists

1980 – U.S. paper ridicules U.K.’s refusal to proscribe U.D.A. terror organisation

20 DECEMBER

1900 – Lord Kitchener deceives South African Boers with empty promises

1961 – Our man in Saigon defends the Diem dictatorship

1972 – Report recommends trials without a jury for Irish terror suspects

21 DECEMBER

1920 – Village of Ballinalee ‘burned out by forces of the crown’

22 DECEMBER

23 DECEMBER

1954 – Officer in Kenya’s colonial police complains of culture of torture and abuse

2005 – Tony Blair accepts holiday hospitality from Egypt’s tyrant Hosni Mubarak

24 DECEMBER

1940 – No more holocaust refugees ‘on merely humanitarian grounds’

2003 – British army makes no attempt to halt the execution of an Iraqi Christian

25 DECEMBER

1801 – Rebel slave plotters seized, hung and their heads impaled on poles

1847 – A bleak famine Christmas under British rule in Ireland

26 DECEMBER

1851 – Royal Navy destroys Lagos – ‘An immense number of natives being killed’

1940 – Foreign Office – Send Jewish refugees to the remote interior of Guiana

27 DECEMBER

1753 – Widespread celebrations follow repeal of the ‘Jew Bill’

1831 – Slaves in Jamaica refuse to work for their British masters

1920 – British introduce death penalty in Ireland for any civilian in army uniform

28 DECEMBER

1857 – British bombard Canton to protect their opium trade

29 DECEMBER

1937 – Anglican chaplain witnesses brutal beating of an Arab prisoner

30 DECEMBER

1939 – Admiral ordered to intercept ship carrying Jewish refugees

1966 – U.K. strikes deal with U.S. to expel the inhabitants of Diego Garcia

31 DECEMBER

1879 – British opium exports to China soar