Wednesday 10 April 2019 / 11:04 AM Dan Carden / International Development

Dan Carden responds to Mexican president’s request for an apology from the Spanish King

Dan Carden MP, Chair of the APPG on Mexico and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, responding to the Mexican president’s request for an apology from the Spanish King, said:

“It is right that nations, including our own, that have benefited from a legacy of empire do not shy away from having honest conversations about the historic events that shaped the modern world.

“Having a solid understanding of the ways in which slavery, colonialism and resource extraction enriched a few countries while impoverishing others is vital to inform the policies needed to bring about a more equal world today.

“Labour is committed to restoring development education to ensure that British school children are taught about the historic and structural causes of global poverty today, and we will launch an Emancipation Education Trust focused on educating a future generations about slavery and the struggle for emancipation.”