The killing in police custody of George Floyd and subsequent protests in the U.K. have prompted an unanticipated final result in Britain: an impassioned discussion about the British Empire. With many persons experience powerless about their foreseeable future during the coronavirus pandemic, the earlier is now a subject matter of contention.

Compared with most other nations in Europe, Britain has not undertaken any systematic reassessment of its earlier. There have been no revolutions, dictatorships or overseas occupations to prompt a wholesale dismantling of community monuments….