Why MPs have written to Joe Biden to seek his support in pressuring the Government to give up this far-flung outpost.
The British Indian Ocean Territory is clearly a reminder to too many member nations of our lingering colonial legacy.
After almost 50 years, a new report paves the way for the return of the Chagos islanders to the British Indian Ocean Territory.
David Snoxell is Coordinator of the Chagos Islands (BIOT) All-Party Parliamentary Group and was British High Commissioner to Mauritius, 2000-04, and Deputy Commissioner of BIOT, 1995-97. In 1965, the UK excised the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius to create a new colony, the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT), so that the largest of the 55 islands, […]