Today I led a Westminster Hall debate on the UK’s role in promoting financial security and reducing inequality in the Caribbean.
This issue however, cannot be discussed without mention of the issue of reparatory justice. Following the news of the Trevelyan family donating £100,000 to a fund in Grenada and apologising for their family’s history in the slave trade, they have done what the British government is yet to do.
They acknowledge the financial and cultural advantage this has generated for them and urge the British government, as I will today, to enter into meaningful negotiations with the government of the Caribbeans in order to make appropriate reparations.
The family have opened the door for these discussions to take place, I truly believe that this country will not be able to move on as a cohesive hole until these issues are resolved.