The termination of Britain’s colonial empire has resulted in quite fundamental social and economic changes which could not have been foreseen before 1947. However, it became clear soon after the Second World War that Britain could no longer remain an imperialist power. During its colonial rule, Britain has been responsible for the forced migration of slaves from Africa to the Caribbean and for the migration of workers from India to Africa and the Caribbean. Tinker has shown that the lot of these workers was hardly better than that of slaves. 1 It was not anticipated that some day large numbers of workers from the former colonial territories would actually undertake voluntary migration to Britain.