Empire Daze

| 29/08/2009

(Times Online): Britain’s relationship to what it used to call its colonies is like that of the parents of grown-up children who return, like human boomerangs, to take up residence once again in the family home. Like such parents, Britain had assumed that its overseas territories would by now be adult enough and independent enough to be making their own way, without need for parental intervention. The chaos in the Turks & Caicos Islands is a reminder of how a parent’s work is never done. Britain has suspended the islands’ government and parliament for up to two years while it investigates allegations of government corruption.

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