Chuka Umunna and why we need to talk about structural racism

The newly launched political party The Independent Group cites challenging antisemitism as one of its founding beliefs, however as @KojoRTE argues, such aims are futile unless we look at racism with a structural lens. The Independent Group seven became eight and were  joined by three Tories at the time of publishing. Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi… Read More

Angela Smith’s “funny tinge” comment showed she was right about institutional racism

The launch of The Independent Group of former Labour MPs was much derided following the debacle of Angela Smith referring to BAME people as a “a funny tinge”. However as Angelo Irving writes, the remark reveals much about the institutional racism the fledgling party professes to abhor Monday 18th February. A day that saw a… Read More

In the rush to criticise Kate Osamor, many have forgotten her humanity – a response | THE TWERKING GIRL

Following her article on Kate Osamor and the furore over her council home, Ava Vidal responds to the overwhelming number of comments she has received on social media, and asks if the outrage is proportionate. Since writing my article “Kate Osamor and the insidious and dangerous racism from the left” my Twitter mentions have been on fire.… Read More

Kate Osamor and the insidious and dangerous racism from the left | THE TWERKING GIRL

Recent press coverage about Kate Osamor choosing to stay in her council home has caused a social media storm, but as Ava Vidal writes, it’s not just the right being critical, and that presents a double standard and potential danger The furore surrounding the revelation that Kate Osamor lives in social housing is another reminder… Read More

General Election: Seven weeks to save Britain

By Maurice Mcleod  So Theresa May has done it. After saying the country needed stability and that she would let Parliament run its course, she’s had her head turned by positive opinion polls and she’s going for a land-grab general election on 8 June. With all theatre she is becoming known for, she announced on the… Read More

Labour leadership contest: A marked shift towards the right

by Neda Tehrani Last week saw the start of the Labour leadership contest, which now continues to take shape. Harriet Harman, Labour’s current acting leader, has argued for the importance of an open debate that prioritises public inclusion in Labour’s future, over and above the need to find swift opposition in the form of a… Read More

Top Ten Political Screw Ups by UK Politicians in 2014

by Taimour Fazlani In an ideal world no public servant would suffer from fallibility, as those privileged positions would be dispensed amongst only the most capable, judicious and moral of us. However in reality this is rarely the case. Some politicians (that’s all politicians to the sceptics amongst us like Russell Brand) do fail and… Read More