Always laugh at the BBC’s desperate attempts to malign and undermine the British identity…by Pallab Ghosh….
Well yes…it was a city established by Roman Invaders with soldiers who came from all around Europe and beyond…as the BBC knows full well….
Only men could be in the Roman Army. No women. Every Roman soldier was a Roman citizen. He had to be at least 20 years old. He was not supposed to get married while he was a soldier. Most soldiers in the Roman Empire came from countries outside Italy. There were Roman soldiers from Africa, France, Germany, the Balkans, Spain and the Middle East.
Ghosh’s contention is that because they have found some skeletons with DNA from North Africa that means that Britain was a wonderfully multi-cultural land of immigrants …so why worry about immigration now?…that of course ignores the fact we’re not Romans, let alone North African, and that debate around immigrtion centres mostly on space and resources, quality of life, as well as cultural and identity issues…..he doesn’t mention that at least two of the skeletons were probably from slaves…one being a gladiator and one a girl from North Africa.
‘The analysis reveals what some of the very first Londoners looked like and where they came from.
The first results are from four people: two had origins from outside Europe, another was from continental Europe and one was a native Briton.’
I imagine the BBC would come to a similar conclusion about the wondrous multiculturalism of Russia if they looked at graves in Moscow and found some Germans there….conclusion all Russians are in fact descended from German invaders…..no such thing as a ‘Russian’.
The BBC’s strange take is that because London was established by the Romans it is OK to dismiss the identity and existence of the rest of the population of Britain.
The population of Britain may have been in flux with various invasions but for the last 1000 years it has remained fairly stable as DNA studies show….nearly every Brit has DNA that links them to the old Britons and Celts….something the BBC is desperate to deny.
‘The Romans, Vikings and Normans may have ruled or invaded the British for hundreds of years, but they left barely a trace on our DNA, the first detailed study of the genetics of British people has revealed.
The analysis shows that the Anglo-Saxons were the only conquering force, around 400-500 AD, to substantially alter the country’s genetic makeup, with most white British people now owing almost 30% of their DNA to the ancestors of modern-day Germans.’
Perhaps that’s why we are so often called ‘Anglo-Saxons’……no surprise there then….that should put an end to all those smug left wing comedians whinging about our alien ‘German’ Royal Family.
‘Britons are still living in the same ‘tribes’ that they did in the 7th Century, Oxford University has found after an astonishing study into our genetic make-up.
Archaeologists and geneticists were amazed to find that genetically similar individuals inhabit the same areas they did following the Anglo-Saxon invasion, following the fall of the Roman Empire.
In fact, a map showing tribes of Britain in 600AD is almost identical to a new chart showing genetic variability throughout the UK, suggesting that local communities have stayed put for the past 1415 years.
Many people in Britain claim to feel a strong sense of regional identity and scientists say they the new study proves that the link to birthplace is DNA deep.’