In 1999, the House of Commons listened intently as an ailing statesman gave his stern verdict on the Stephen Lawrence enquiry.
Now desperately ill, his last Parliamentary intervention, in characteristic style, demands a formal apology for slavery of the British Prime Minister.
Excerpt from 1993 Speech:
"We want an apology and an acknowledgement from the British Government because this is the country that was at the centre of the slave trade. Why do we want it? Because we are still suffering today as a result of colonization and enslavement - racial discrimination grew out of them. To justify the cruelty they inflicted on our people, they had to make out we were uncivilised and inferior brutes, who would benefit from subjugation".