The Privy Council's authority rests on colonial history; it is an anachronistic, colonial institution. Do you only condemn cultural imperialism by reference to outcomes, or is self-determination an absolute right? Whatever the answer, perhaps one ought to see this problem from a Jamaican perspective, not forgetting British reaction to rule from Maastricht, and certainly be careful not to dismiss Jamaicans as primitives who still need their colonial ex-masters to teach them how to behave.
H. A. GLOVER
Gosforth, Newcastle upon TyneReuse content