Wednesday, October 22, 2008

No Justice for Chagossians

The evil empire is victorious once more:

Exiles of the Chagos Islands have had the right to return to their homeland overturned by the House of Lords.

The government won its appeal against a court decision that had ruled in favour of 2,000 former residents of the British Indian Ocean territory.

They were evicted in the 1960s when the colony was leased to the US to build an airbase on the atoll of Diego Garcia.

Lord Hoffmann said the case's subtext was funding - the UK may have had to pay for rebuilding their community.

'Funding'?? Well, we can't have that can we?