The argument that is often made in favour of The British Empire for ex-colonies is that “at least you weren’t run by the French, The Beligans, The Portuguese” but that seems very like a bully telling their victim “at least I only pushed your head down the toilet – the other bullies wanted to set fire to you and punch you in the face until you could no longer see.”

My point is that it seems like a false equivalence.

The argument that is often made in favour of The British Empire for ex-colonies is that “at least you weren’t run by the French, The Beligans, The Portuguese” but that seems very like a bully telling their victim “at least I only pushed your head down the toilet – the other bullies wanted to set fire to you and punch you in the face until you could no longer see.”

My point is that it seems like a false equivalence.