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ROGUE NATION –

1001 FORGOTTEN ANNIVERSARIES THAT SHAME BRITAIN –

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1933 – Daily Express urges Hitler to resort to “extraordinary measures”

1967 – Ministers avoid discussing Vietnamese victims of American bombing

2011 – Tony Blair describes Mubarak as ‘immensely courageous’

 2 FEBRUARY

1931 – Churchill – “primitive millions of India” must remain under British rule

1940 – Churchill – Hindu-Muslim Feud is ‘the bulwark of British rule in India’

1959 – Special Branch officers waterboard a Cypriot schoolboy

 3 FEBRUARY

1966 – Cabinet backs UK’s support for American bombing of North Vietnam

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1937 – Barely a razed eyebrow after Nazi salute at Buckingham Palace

2009 – British submarine seconds away from a nuclear disaster

 5 FEBRUARY

1971 – Britain recognizes Idi Amin following coup in Uganda

 6 FEBRUARY

1840 – Britain signs treaty with Maoris only to renege on it

1874 – The British army loots and burns the Ashanti capital of Kumasi

2002 – Britain supplying arms to both sides of Congo’s civil war

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1920 – Waziristan villages ‘utterly destroyed’ – villagers left to freeze

8 FEBRUARY

1920 – Churchill blames the Bolshevik terror in Russia and Europe on Jews

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1752 – Slave hung and his head impaled on a pole for running away

10 FEBRUARY

1846 – British troops refuse quarter to thousands of surrounded Sikh soldiers

2003 – Report warns that an invasion of Iraq will increase the terror threat

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2008 – Minister in photo op with Colombian death squads general

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1981 – MI6 warns of UDA terror but UK refuses to proscribe the organisation

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1849 – P.M. insists that Irish treachery means that they must starve

1945 – R.A.F. saturation bombing of Dresden kills tens of thousands

1945 – Churchill refuses to consider urgent food aid for Italy

14 FEBRUARY

1947 – MI6 ordered to sabotage ships carrying Jewish refugees to Palestine

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1946 – Singapore colonial police kill activists commemorating wrong anniversary

1946 – British led police shoot dead 13 at an anti-fascist vigil in Malaya

1996 – Arms to Iraq Inquiry published

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1939 – military courts allowed to order the flogging of children

1978 – Callaghan – ‘I won’t be pushed’ into sanctions on Apartheid South Africa

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1946 – Indian sailors “loose control of their senses” in anti-British mutiny

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1998 – Pilot’s confession undermines pretext of bombing Iraq to protect Kurds

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1932 – Chancellor ecstatic as ‘India’s hordes’ forced to sell gold

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1849 – British officer – “I never saw such butchery and murder.”

1946 – British troops in Cairo shoot dead twenty “rioters” with sub-machine guns

1946 – British army and police in Bombay kill two hundred protesters

2011 – Cameron takes arms traders with him on visit to promote democracy

2019 – Minister praises Oman’s tyrant, Sultan Qaboos, as a ‘visionary.’

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1895 – Two Niger Delta towns ‘completely burned’ as a ‘ sharp lesson.’

23 FEBRUARY

1846 – British government reacts to famine in Ireland with martial law bill

1945 – RAF bombing kills one third of the population of Pforzheim in 22 minutes

1945 – Churchill – Hindus are a ‘foul race’ – wishes he could bomb them

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1942 – 785 refugees drown after Britain insists Turkey refuse them overland passage

1991 – Journalists forbidden from reporting details of British casualties

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1858 – Women slaughtered while clinging to their husbands

2008 – British forces in Iraq implicated in U.S. rendition and torture of detainees

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1900 – British officer – My instructions – Shoot prisoners, loot the farms

2004 – Clare Short reveals that MI6 spied on the U.N. Secretary General

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1933 – The Daily Express interviews Hilter and blames Reds for Reichstag fire

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1939 – George VI glad Jewish refugees prevented from leaving their countries

1947 – Colonial police in Malaya beat worker to death in ‘justifiable homicide’

1948 – “A bloody good show” – Officer in Accra congratulated for killing 3 protesters

2008 – High Court silences rendition and torture claims by former SAS soldier

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