As Brexit violence increases, can we rely on the left to choose the right battles? | THE TWERKING GIRL

In her first biweekly column for Media Diversified, Ava Vidal discusses rising aggression on our streets as Brexit approaches, choosing your battles and whether the left is really in your corner when it’s time to defend yourself Welcome to my first regular column for Media Diversified! We’re only one week into 2019 and the “let’s… Read More

Austerity, Brexit and BME women

Kimberly McIntosh discusses how the discourse around ‘Left Brexit’ or ‘Lexit’ needs to be clearer about what assurances there will be that the poorest in our society will not be made even poorer and how we need a new narrative from our political leaders that leaves dog-whistle rhetoric behind If I say the phrase “left-behind”,… Read More

BAME Brexiters: The people of colour who voted Leave

A clear majority of people of colour in the UK voted to remain in the EU Referendum vote, however a substantial minority voted to leave. Rarely discussed in the media, Anthony Mba talks to ethnic minority Brexit supporters about their motivation to vote contrary to expectations. After the monumental shock of the decision to leave… Read More

Dear Theresa May

Joseph Guthrie delivers a scathing response to Theresa May’s open letter on the Brexit deal  Dear Theresa, You’ve done it. You’ve completed the Trump University module ‘How to ruin everyone’s lives and sell it back to them as a good thing’ and now you’re going to try to force feed this Brexit deal down every Britons’ throat, including the… 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

Faith and Fundamentalism: creating art from uncertainty

by Rajeev Balasubramanyam  Two weeks ago I met an artist who hadn’t produced any work since Trump’s election in November. She was in shock, felt helpless and bereft. ‘I just want things to go back to normal,’ she said, ‘and then I can make art again.’ By ‘normal,’ I suspect she meant a return to… Read More

Not in the family portrait: BME voters and Brexit – Part II

By Brian Alleyne Brexit, social class and ethnicity According to research done by Lord Ashcroft, people in England and Wales who were older, lived outside major cities, had lower levels of education and a lower social class position tended to vote Leave. Conversely, people in London and the larger English cities, with higher levels of… Read More

Not in the family portrait: BME voters and Brexit – Part I

Not in the family portrait: BME voters and Brexit – Part I By Brian Alleyne Martin is a Leave voter who was “unemployed … had his benefits suspended and been summonsed for non-payment of council tax. For him, the EU referendum was a chance to kick back”.  Martin’s story, as told in a June 20,… Read More

Theresa, Trump and a Culture of Demonisation

by Maya Goodfellow  When narratives form around politicians, they tend to be difficult to unpick. Over the weekend the carefully constructed image of Theresa May as a sensibly “cautious” prime minister was deployed by Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi and right-wing paper The Sun to explain her calculated silence over – and then limp criticism of –… Read More