The Chagos Islands – still a starless midnight

In his Nobel Prize lecture (2005), Harold Pinter spoke about “Art, Truth and Politics”, using the opportunity to castigate the anti-democratic nature of our great democracies.  “It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn’t happening. It didn’t matter. It was of no interest.” But misdeeds inevitably come back to haunt us. Continue reading