Sunday, 24 October 2021

Not Special, But Super

Barbados has just become a republic, because we may have half-forgotten the Windrush scandal in Britain, but the memory of it is going to linger a great deal longer in the Caribbean. And New Zealand has well and truly done us over with that free trade agreement. We need the best possible relations with everywhere. But we have no special relationship with anywhere.

Thankfully, we are well-placed to understand that, since Britain's superdiversity uniquely combines having people from every inhabited territory on earth, having some level of ethnic diversity down to every neighbourhood and village, and having a huge and exponentially increasing mixed-race population in the society that accepts mixed-race people and couples more than anywhere else in the world.