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From the (conservative) Daily Mail in Britain:
The Mons Hall will now be called the King Hamad Hall after the £3million gift
Was originally named to honour thousands of soldiers that died in the battle
Critics say the king is ‘buying our silence’ over alleged human rights abuses
By Sam Greenhill
PUBLISHED: 01:48 GMT, 18 February 2013
Sandhurst is renaming a hall which commemorates the fallen of a major First World War battle following a £3million donation from the king of Bahrain.
The Mons Hall was named to honour thousands of British soldiers who died during the battle in Belgium in 1914.
But despite the 100th anniversary of the battle next year, military chiefs are changing its name to King Hamad Hall after the Bahraini ruler, who has given millions to Sandhurst.
Critics have accused the Army of betraying the dead, and said that Bahrain – which has been condemned for brutally repressing demonstrators at home – was ‘buying silence’ over its behaviour.
Last week thousands of protesters in the Gulf state marked the second anniversary of the pro-democracy uprising. On Thursday, a 16-year-old boy was shot.
The king is patron of the Sandhurst Foundation, and paid £3million to help refurbish the hall.
The military academy, in Surrey, also accepted a £15million donation from the United Arab Emirates to build an accommodation block. It raises questions about the college’s links with Gulf states accused of human rights abuses.
Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn said: ‘There’s something deeply ironic in renaming a hall that was in memory of soldiers who died in a tragic battle in the First World War in honour of a king who is routinely committing human rights abuses.
‘We should not be accepting money from such people. They are in effect trying to buy our silence.’
Andy Slaughter, a Labour MP who is chairman of the Commons all-party Democracy In Bahrain group, said: ‘To change the name of something which commemorates a very tragic episode in British military history, simply because they’re getting a sum of money from a rather dubious source, is appalling.’
More than 1,600 British troops died at Mons, the first major battle of the war.
Yet against overwhelming odds, with two Germans to every Briton, the British Army inflicted 5,000 casualties before being forced to withdraw.
The Mons Hall will be reopened next month. King Hamad has been invited and a plaque will be unveiled with the inscription: ‘King Hamad Hall.
This building, the former Mons Hall, was refurbished in 2013 with a generous gift from the Kingdom of Bahrain.’
There was outrage on the internet at the renaming. Andy in Belfast wrote on MailOnline: ‘One must remember that you can’t “buy” the qualities of our glorious dead.’
Ron, of Bradford, West Yorkshire, wrote: ‘To even think about changing the name is an absolute disgrace.’
See also the (Conservative) Daily Telegraph on this.
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