Shashi Tharoor Speech: Britain Owes Reparations to India

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If you believe in truth and cared enough to obtain it, you had to be prepared actively to suffer for it.” Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor TRANSCRIPT:

“Madam President
and gentlemen, ladies of the house
I standing here with eight minutes in my hands in this venerable and rather magnificent institution, I was
going to assure you that I belong to the Henry VIII School of public
speaking – that as Henry VIII said to his wives ‘I shall not keep you long’.
But now finding myself the seventh speaker out of eight
in what must already seem a rather long evening to you
I rather feel like Henry VIII’s the last wife.
I know more or less of what expected of me but I am not sure how to do it any
differently. Perhaps what I should do is really try and pay attention to the
arguments that have advanced by the opposition today. We had for example
Sir Richard Ottaway suggesting – challenging the very idea that it could be argued
that the economic situation of the colonies was actually worsened by the
experience of British colonialism. Well I stand to offer you the Indian example,
Sir Richard.
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