Finally, Labour, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are united in their plan to divorce the Commonwealth in favour of the European Union. Although Commonwealth countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Indian-sub continent lost millions of their people fighting alongside the British army in the First and Second World Wars; their citizens are no longer welcomed to the UK either as students, skilled workers or to visit their families. By contrast, European Union citizens are free to walk in and out at will.
In her Christmas message on 24th December 2009, the Queen said: “It is sixty years since the Commonwealth was created and today, with more than a billion of its members under the age of 25, the organisation remains a strong and practical force for good. It is inspiring to learn of some of the work being done by these young people, who bring creativity and innovation to the challenges they face. The Commonwealth is an opportunity for its people to work together to achieve practical solutions to problems.”
Yet to Labour, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats; Africa and Commonwealth countries no longer represent an “opportunity for its people to work together to achieve practical solutions to problems.” They have become a dumping ground for weapons, access agricultural products and toxic industrial waste, and intolerable sources of economic immigrants. To that extent, Commonwealth citizens died in vain, fighting alongside the British army during the first and the Second World Wars.