22 Mar 2019

British government resisting return of Chagos islanders

North of England Correspondent

It was an island paradise surrounded by thousands of miles of ocean. \

Fifty years ago that all changed for the people of the Chagos Islands, when Britain, as the colonial master, reached an agreement with America to build a vast military site.

For the people who were forced out, the campaign to return home has been painful and long drawn out – with the British government fighting every step of the way.