David Cameron made an impassioned plea today for a formal public apology from Scandinavian nations for the atrocities committed by the Vikings between the 8th and 11th Centuries. "We are calling on Norway, Sweden and Denmark to take responsibility for the years of violence committed by their ancestors" said the British premier at a speech in York. "For too long the rape and pillage of our towns and villages has gone unacknowledged. After 1300 years of hurt we are looking for justice. Justice for the ravishing of our women and the murder of our menfolk and justice for the theft of gold and precious objects estimated at €12.5bn" said an emotional Cameron. He singled out Eric Bloodaxe for particular criticism linking the former Norwegian ruler with a series of raids on the coast of Britain which he dubbed the first recorded acts of state sponsored terrorism. "No wonder they were called the Dark Ages" said the visibly angry Prime Minister. He also had sharp words for the current rulers of Sweden who he accused of continuing cultural imperialism with large areas of Britain's retail parks given over to IKEA stores. Sources close to Downing St say that this is the beginning of a campaign to address historical abuses experienced by Britain. It is widely believed that the UK will go to the European Court of Human Rights to set the record straight.The French are looking with concern at the outcome of the Scandinavian case as it has massive implications related to perceived wrongs experienced by Anglo Saxons after the Norman invasion in 1066.
Cameron Seeks Apology for Viking Atrocities
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When we've got that sorted we can start on Italy for The Roman Job
Separate claims by the Celts in Cornwall, Wales and Scotland against the Anglo-Saxons are planned
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