Sometimes I think I spend too much time on the Internet, I suspect that is part of life as an expat. The upside is that you get to check out stories that interest you and for one it is documentaries that I miss most.
Every so often you get to see a programme that really hits home and one for me was today. It was broadcast back in 2004, when I was still in the UK and I can honestly say if I had seen it, not only would it have moved me but I think most people would have been in arms over it, as it showed the the British ride roughshod over a population of 2,000 island inhabitants of Chagos.
Why? Well so the Americans could build a military base camp and the UK get to sell a Polaris Submarine but the result was 2,000 British subjects end up in poverty!
Obviously many people would have seen it as it was an award winning documentary by the prised Australian reporter John Pilger, but I wonder when exactly was it broadcast to save embarrassment to the Queen and Country.
Sill I have embedded the video below as you do not need the proxy to watch this 😉