British-born Nigerian activist and lawyer, Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu has lashed out at the Queen for “failing” to apologise or pay reparations to Caribbean nations.
The Queen has been urged to apologise by Caribbean protesters seeking reparations after the Earl and Countess of Wessex received a mixed reception during their visit to Saint Lucia. Edward and Sophie originally received a warm welcome to the island during a walkabout in the town of Soufriere, but were soon met by a group of around 10 protesters before a trip to a cocoa plantation. The couple is still yet to hold a public walkabout on their Caribbean tour.
Speaking to Sky News, Dr. Shola said: “The British monarchy’s popularity is at an all-time low and it no longer has any relevance.”From the Cambridges to the Wessexes it shows that the Royal Family isn’t listening.”It is an insult to Afro-Caribbeans in those countries.”It is also a testament that the Queen as head of state of those nations failed.
“She failed as head of state, she has no legacy to leave because the first question you have to ask is, what did the Queen ever do as political head of state for these Afro-Caribbean nations?”What did she ever do for her subjects, the Afro-Caribbean citizens?”What has she ever done for the British Afro-Caribbeans who were born and raised in this country?”
She added: “When these countries are demanding reparations, what is the response we’re getting from the Royal Family?”Nothing. No apology or reparations. America paid $1.6billion in reparations to the Japanese Americans.”
Author: Linda .R. Jones