British yet to deal with legacy of empire?

Richard Gott seems to have annoyed quite a number of people with his piece in the Guardian where he argues that many of the present conflicts in the world take place “in the former colonial territories that Britain abandoned, exhausted and impoverished”. He calls Palestine a “settler colony” and goes on to describe “tragic statelet” Northern Ireland as a victim of “settler colonialism where unresolved problems survive from the time of empire include South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya”.