Above all, they shouldn’t become preoccupied with Woke to the exclusion of everything else. This is the trap that many Labour backbenchers and much of the Left is falling into.
Positive ideas of empire which in recent decades almost no one dared to express are emerging once more into public discourse.
Revulsion at the thought of slavery should be something to unite, not divide, the whole of mankind.
“Over time the nakedness of the Woke emperor is going to be exposed:” demands for compensation have seldom proved wise.
Recently the Government’s commitment to tackling this abhorrent crime has come into question.
Undoubtedly, Britain played a terrible part in the 17th and 18th-century history of slavery. Its act later ensured sweeping political and societal change.
They are our best source of intelligence and vital to putting criminals behind bars, but this Bill would deter them from cooperating.
The inquisitors of Tate Britain have deemed Hogarth problematic. Is no one safe from their dangerous ideology?
Conservatives have been at the forefront of the campaign against modern slavery. We must ensure this legislation isn’t a step backwards.
He says “our history is the history of freedom”, which includes the freedom to rebel when you think the Government is getting it wrong.
We could give in to the leftist, isolationist Little England vision of a reclusive UK. Alternatively, we could make Global Britain a reality.
Workers who are effectively modern slaves have been put into the position of having to choose either to work or starve during lockdown.