Atheist fundamentalist and evolution crackpot Richard Dawkins is reeling from the shock revelation that his direct ancestors made their fortune from the slave trade.
Having spent years criticising organised religion for its various failings, it comes as a bit of a belch with some sick in it to Dawkins to find that his vast family fortune is thanks to an ancestor who 'owned' 1013 slaves.
We contacted Dawkins, who is currently experiencing a 'shocker' of a week, at his 400 acre estate. "It is evidently rubbish. Everyone knows that my family were apes, and apes don't have slaves. When I did my own geneology I got as far back as pond scum, and there was no hint of slave ownerage."