1/x Churchill supported clearances in Kenya’s highlands of the local Kikuyu people, he called them “brutish children”.

During the suppression 11,000 Kenyans died with 100,000 forced into detention camps, where brutal torture took place (including President Obama's Grandfather).

@GeorgeMonbiot talks about it later in this piece on colonialism.

Men, woman and children were raped and tortured.

Churchill used the phrase "jolly little wars against barbarous peoples” to justify colonialism and subjugation.

and defended British concentration camps in South Africa, which he claimed produced “the minimum of suffering” – the death toll has been estimated at 42,000.

Under British Mandate in Mesopotamia (Syria), Churchill declared in a government memo that he was “strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes” - and was a fan of using mustard gas.

Now compare Churchill with Boris Johnson's comments on Africa.

“The best fate for Africa would be if the old colonial powers, or their citizens, scrambled once again in her direction; on the understanding that this time they will not be asked to feel guilty.”
6/x Again by Johnson

In his support of colonialism in Africa...

"If left to their own devices, the natives [in Africa] would rely on nothing but the instant carbohydrate gratification of the plantain 🍌" - Bojo followed this up with a sentence about Idi Amin and banana stew.
7/x In the same Spectator piece Johnson claimed

“The problem in Africa isn’t that we use to run their countries, the problems are that we no longer do”

So where does this lead us as a nation - further war and conflict?
8/x Returning to Churchill 😠

“I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people [Red Indians of America or the Aborigines of Australia] by the fact that a STRONGER RACE, a HIGH-GRADE RACE, a more worldly wise race to put it that way, has come in and taken their place.”
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