Two historians offer opposing views: Nick Lloyd, lecturer in defence studies, King's College London. Andrew Thompson, professor of imperial and global history, University of Leeds. So, there you have it. Did us resourseful Brits guide our empire forward with a paternal hand firmly, but reassuringly attached to our subjects' shoulder, or did we use our military, econmic and industrial superiority to bully, intimidate and murder our native subjects into subservience? David Cameron toadying to the natives by betraying the Empire - BBfuckingC P.s. I'd be most grateful if any of our indignant Jew or fanatical Mohammedan readers, or any other race that we supposedly oppressed, could keep their replies under control. Although I concede that we did give you chaps a bit of a rough time, one must remember that one man's oppression is another man's civilizing. Oh, and can any replies coming from the Irish quarter please remain objective, not invective. Thanks for reading, you may now answer.