Thursday, 7 April 2011

Is Britain to blame for many of the world's problems?

David Cameron has suggested that Britain and the legacy of its empire was responsible for many of the world's historic problems. But is that view fair?

Answering questions from students in Pakistan on Tuesday 5 April, the prime minister said: "As with so many of the problems of the world, we are responsible for their creation in the first place."

In an article published today, BBC News outlined the views of two academic historians on the controversy (Nick Lloyd, lecturer in defence studies, King's College London and Andrew Thompson, professor of imperial and global history, University of Leeds), as well as opening the debate to readers' comments.

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