‘Tone deaf’ ads use slave ship images to promote UK sea-going sector

Campaign accused of ignoring colonial abuses when setting out maritime industries’ future

Historians and academics have labelled a new government campaign “tone deaf” and “historically illiterate” for using images of ships used for slavery and colonisation to promote Britain’s maritime sector.

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