Knockout blow for UKIP’s attempts at respectability

by Maurice Mcleod I usually treat UKIP like an awful smell at a boring party – I do my best to ignore it and move as far away as possible. At some point though, you have to accept that the smell just isn’t going away and there might be something rotting under the table. Despite… Read More

How to Politicise a Murder

According to the press and politicians, “the State” must be kept safe from public opinion by Cameron De Chi Simon Jenkins’ declaration in the Guardian that social media urgently needs a “policing regime” should make chilling reading for everyone. Even after Thomas Mair was confirmed to have links to the far right, politicians, journalists and public intellectuals have found a way… Read More

This is what a fascist looks like

by Robert Kazandjian Jo Cox, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, partner of Brendan Cox and mother of two young children, was murdered in the street by a fascist terrorist. We have sleepwalked into a nightmare. Jo Cox’s murder was the inevitable, tragic consequence of a steady flow of fascistic bile that has permeated the… Read More

Britain has confused social sociopathy for economic debate

by Chimene Suleyman We may never have been able to predict the murder of Jo Cox, and yet close observers of the long struggle with nationalist extremism will find the formula of this kind of statement-violence familiar. A man shouts in the name of his allegiance, “Britain First!” before maiming and killing, publicly, those whose ideals… Read More

You can’t move for all the ‘tolerance’ in Britain

by Shane Thomas As I’m sure you’ll remember, a few months ago, I wrote a piece on the racist door policy of the club Libertine[1]. Such treatment is hardly an anomalous experience for people of colour, whether trying to enter public establishments, or just existing in this country. However, it appears that the UKIP leader… Read More

We cannot be outraged by UKIP if we are to support their rhetoric everywhere else

by Chimene Suleyman What came first?: The quip in the pub about how immigrants take the mick, or the UKIP policy? The way Nigel Farage sees it, immigrants are given jobs out of a HR folder marked Political-Correctness-Gone-Mad. Race discrimination laws are outdated, his daughter just shrugs at the thought of it, after all. British-born… 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