Today, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has apologised for the UK’s role in sending over 130,000 children overseas to Britain’s former colonies.

He expressed regret for the “misguided” Child Migrant Programme, telling the Commons he was “truly sorry”.

He also announced a £6m fund to reunite families that were torn apart.

Read the full story on the BBC website here and view a video of Brown’s statement: Brown Apology to Child Migrants

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