In Defence of the British Empire, BBC Broadcast (2011), by Sean Gabb
On the 6th April 2011, James Kirkup wrote this about Sean Gabb in The Daily Telegraph:
Sean Gabb, of the campaign group Libertarian Alliance, said Mr Cameron should not apologise for Britain’s past.
He said: “It’s a valid historical point that some problems stem from British foreign policy in the 19th and 20th centuries, but should we feel guilty about that? I fail to see why we should.
“Some of these problems came about because these countries decided they did not want to be part of the British Empire. They wanted independence. They got it. They should sort out their problems instead of looking to us.” (James Kirkup, "David Cameron: Britain caused many of the world's problems", The Daily Telegraph, London, 6th April 2011)
This is what induced BBC Radio Three Counties to set up the above media appearance.
The sentences quoted are a ruthless summary of a very long conversation. However, Mr Kirkup called because of this essay published in 2010: