White tribalism was not made by Trump. It already existed in America as it does in Britain

by Lester Holloway ‘This was a whitelash.’ Political commentator Van Jones pulled no punches on election night as he sought to nail the reasons for Trump’s victory. ‘This was a whitelash against a changing country. It was a whitelash against a black president.’ The phrase was picked up by the chatterati, including Polly Toynbee in… Read More

Fraser Nelson’s article on Black Brits reveals the Tories’ deep-seated discomfort with addressing racial inequality

by Lester Holloway The truth about black teenagers, prison and universities isn’t half as bad as David Cameron makes out, argues Fraser Nelson, editor of the right-wing political mag the Spectator. His target was the Prime Minister’s claim that young Black Brits were more likely to end up in prison than a top university. ‘Nonsense’,… Read More

Political Parties Favour Asian Over Black Candidates

by Lester Holloway The Sunday Times reports that the main three political parties are standing 150 ‘ethnic minority’ candidates in the coming general election; 51 for Labour, 50 Lib Dem and 49 Tories. However, closer analysis reveals that the vast majority of these BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) candidates to be of Asian heritage, with… Read More

An unholy alliance: Syriza and the far right anti-immigration party

by Lester Holloway A characteristic of Greek tragedies is that someone who has risen to a great height fails to understand why they are falling from grace. And a typical reason why many fall from grace is down to the company they keep. The unholy alliance of the far left Syriza and far right anti-immigration… Read More