Closed petition Reimburse tax payers for monies used to compensate slave owners

Issue a rebate of any monies used to pay off the debt that was taken out to pay slave owners as compensation for “loss of property”.

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The UK abolished slavery in 1833 by agreeing to pay slave owners for ‘loss of property’ a total sum of £20m (worth billions today). This ‘debt’ was only paid off in 2015. Almost all of UK tax payers have contributed to this bill without their knowledge.

The biggest individual compensation went to John Gladstone (Prime Minister William Gladstone’s father) for 2,500 slaves, receiving the modern equivalent of £80m. We want our hard-earned money back.

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