Tony Blair is going to express "sorrow" for the role Britian played in the slave trade. But no apology. Here's a list of some British apologies The Independent lists (the Palestinians got to wait in line for theirs--it's a long line, I'm afraid):
* POTATO FAMINE
In 1997 Tony Blair said sorry for Britain not doing more to relieve suffering from Ireland's 19th-century potato famine.
This year some 300 First World War soldiers shot for refusing to fight (many of whom were shell-shocked) were pardoned.
In 1995, the Queen officially apologised to the largest Maori tribe in New Zealand for the devastation wrought on their land in the 1860s.
* AMRITSAR MASSACRE
In 1997 the Queen visited Amritsar in the Punjab, scene of a massacre of up to 1.200 people in 1919. She said it was "distressing", and said: "History cannot be rewritten, however much we might sometimes wish otherwise."