Issue a rebate of any monies used to pay off the debt that was taken out to pay slave owners as compensation for “loss of property”.
Daily Rank: #440 • Weekly Rank: #352 • Total Rank: #159
The UK abolished slavery in 1833 by agreeing to pay slave owners for ‘loss of property’ a total sum of £20m (worth billions today). This ‘debt’ was only paid off in 2015. Almost all of UK tax payers have contributed to this bill without their knowledge.
The biggest individual compensation went to John Gladstone (Prime Minister William Gladstone’s father) for 2,500 slaves, receiving the modern equivalent of £80m. We want our hard-earned money back.
|Constituency Signatures||% of Total Signatures||MP||Party-Constituency|
|243||2.68%||Steve Reed|| Labour (Co-op)
|175||1.93%||Vicky Foxcroft|| Labour
|162||1.79%||Mr David Lammy|| Labour
|161||1.78%||Ms Harriet Harman|| Labour
Camberwell and Peckham
|157||1.73%||Ms Lyn Brown|| Labour
|153||1.69%||Meg Hillier|| Labour (Co-op)
Hackney South and Shoreditch
|151||1.67%||Janet Daby|| Labour
|150||1.66%||Bell Ribeiro-Addy|| Labour
|133||1.47%||Helen Hayes|| Labour
Dulwich and West Norwood
|121||1.34%||Ms Diane Abbott|| Labour
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
4,571 signatures - 50.0% of total