Mau Mau

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A column of Royal Marine Commandos march towards Port Stanley during the Falklands War in 1982

Thousands of government papers detailing some of the most controversial episodes in 20th century British history have vanished after civil servants re(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers. Photograph: Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

Asked a few years ago to nominate the best parliamentary speech he had ever heard, the former British Labour minister, Denis Healey, nominated Conserv(...)

 Francie Molloy MP:  After a House of Commons vote to bomb Isis targets in Syria, he posted a tweet saying, “Brits back to what they do best. Murder.”   Photograph:  Paul Faith /AFP/Getty Images

Sinn Féin has stood by a comment made by its Mid-Ulster MP Francie Molloy, who posted a tweet saying, “Brits back to what they do best. Murder.” His (...)

An overdue apology

Sorry, Elton John would have it, seems to be the hardest word. Not least for political leaders righting painful historical wrongs. David Cameron’s 201(...)

File photo of an imprisoned Mau Mau soldier in Kenya. Photograph: Three Lions/Getty Images

Britain expressed regret on today about the abuse of Kenyans by colonial forces during the Mau Mau insurgency in the 1950s and announced a compensatio(...)