QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperIndia's prime minister endorses call for Britain to pay reparations for colonial rulecome on Britain, do the right thingsaid the pot to the kettle.ppauper and 'right thing' are not two words that you naturally associate with each other at first glance. BTW 'Britain' excluded Scotland and Norn Iron.I should have expected a barrage of ad hominem attacks when I signed on to the noble cause or reparations for India, and cuch is of course trying to change the subject by attacking the messengerAct of Union 1707 linked scotland and englandand not just morthern irelandAct of Union 1800 added Ireland to the mixfrom wikiQuote During 1612?1757, the East India Company set up "factories" (trading posts) in several locations, mostly in coastal India, with the consent of the Moghul emperors or local rulers. Its rivals were the merchant trading companies of Holland and France. By the mid-18th century, three "Presidency towns": Madras, Bombay, and Calcutta had grown in size. During the period of Company rule in India, 1757?1858, the Company gradually acquired sovereignty over large parts of India, now called "Presidencies." However, it also increasingly came under British government oversight, in effect sharing sovereignty with the Crown. At the same time it gradually lost its mercantile privileges.Following the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the Company's remaining powers were transferred to the Crown. In the new British Raj (1858?1947), sovereignty extended to a few new regions, such as Upper Burma. Increasingly, however, unwieldy presidencies were broken up into "Provinces".looks the scots, irish, and scots irish contributedppauper and 'noble cause' are not two words that you naturally associate with each other at first glance.And I haven't even started about your woeful lack of knowledge of history.