Super-rich Tory MP urged to make ‘reparations’ for his family’s huge slave trade profits

Richard Drax: he likes to dress the part of the landed gentry, but it seems his fortune is built on something sordid. Time to face reality?

Political news tends to dry up during Parliamentary vacations such as the current Christmas and New Year holiday – and that’s when reporters can turn up some very interesting pieces to fill the gap.

This one concerns Richard Drax, one of the richest MPs in Parliament, whose inherited fortune was apparently built on the slave trade.

His family owned plantations in Barbados that were farmed by slaves; he still has one there now, although working practices have changed with the times. As a result, he now owns a large amount of Dorset.

Barbados has recently become a republic and its people are asking him to make reparation for the slave-profiteering that built his fortune.

Here’s the report:

Will this MP make amends for his family’s sordid past? Or will he deny responsibility?

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