old CPGB and Socialist worker crap mate, no immplication intended that you are a card carrying member of the party....:)
I was never a member of any party in Poland, so I certainly wouldn't be tempted to join one in the country that sheltered the father of communism :)
all those millions you listed went out to build new countries
They destroyed a lot of cultures in the process. And just like with Poles in Britain, nobodyh in those "new lands" asked the Brits to come and build new countries, did they? That "building of new countries" is not much different than walking into your neighbor's house and claiming that you will now live there, set the daily rules, move some of the furniture to your own house and generally tinker around the invaded household while the original owners are at work.
no one sent Tax back to Britain
Where shall we start? The now iconinc "Boston tea party"? What was that about? Would you like to talk about WW1 and WW2 and how Britain did not need all those people and resource from the Colonies? Or could you explain what interest had the Gurka forces in fighting for Britain?
especially not from the US,have you never heard the phrase,"no taxation without representation"?
That was a slogan which was in protest to the actual taxation without representation. Especially for you and free of charge, a quote from Wikipedia:The colonists complained that taxes were imposed by Parliament without the consent of the colonists, which violated the traditional Rights of Englishmen dating back from the Magna Carta.
The devil is in the detail, huh? :) You shouldn't have slept through those history classes.
The British Empire did not end because "we" suddenly felt guilty about it,it ended because Britain could no longer afford to prop up its dominions
I agree. The Empire collapsed because it stood no chance anymore. Britain was to weak militarily to continue the occupation. And let me ask you a question, where did the money come for this propping up of its Dominions? King of England action figures? Or Queen Victoria dolls that were in huge demand among Indians and aborigeenes of Australia?
Financially for a good half of the empires history more money went out than came in.
Wow, the Salvation Army are robbers in comparison to the Colonial Britain :)