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Mon Mar 8, 2021, 06:58 PM

Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth.


Barbados would not be the first former British colony in the Caribbean to become a republic. Guyana took that step in 1970, less than four years after gaining independence from Britain. Trinidad and Tobago followed suit in 1976 and Dominica in 1978.

All three stayed within the Commonwealth, a loose association of former British colonies and current dependencies, along with some countries that have no historical ties to Britain.

Note: This happened a few months back. However, I expect others to do the same.

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Response to DURHAM D (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 07:12 PM

1. That seems only fair given the recent Windrush scandal in Britain.

From Wikipedia:

The Windrush scandal was a 2018 British political scandal concerning people who were wrongly detained, denied legal rights, threatened with deportation and in at least 83 cases([1][2][3]) wrongly deported from the UK by the Home Office. Many of those affected had been born British subjects and had arrived in the UK before 1973, particularly from Caribbean countries as members of the "Windrush generation" (so named after the Empire Windrush, the ship that brought one of the first groups of West Indian migrants to the UK in 1948).([5])

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Mon Mar 8, 2021, 07:22 PM

2. "leaving our colonial past behind." Are there any economic

or military costs to separating from the monarchy? Real ones, not just things like briefly lucrative spectacles from rare royal visits?

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