Labour’s empty rhetoric arms race with the Tories on immigration

by Raf Post-Brexit the pound is worth less than a Jimmy Savile autograph, so we are going to need those gold-hoarding immigrants in Birmingham to stay and float the UK economy. But rather than arguing for a coherent immigration policy, one not based on fear and misinformation, the Labour PLP are having the kind of… 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

Why the #BernieorBust movement is failing Americans of colour

by Abdullah Shihipar  This past Feburary, I was having dinner with my brother and some of his friends in Boston. As we were waiting for our food and making conversation, the topic soon turned to the ongoing presidential elections. The New Hampshire primary had just concluded and Donald Trump had resoundingly defeated his opponents. Amongst those… Read More

Pomp, ceremony and hypocrisy

by Maurice Mcleod In a move that will have Nigel Farage fearing a left-wing conspiracy to “rub our noses in diversity”, Black Rod bashed on the doors of Parliament and demanded our representatives go to the House of Lords and listen to an old lady read out David Cameron’s plans for the year. It was… Read More

David Cameron cares more about white votes than brown lives

by Maya Goodfellow If there’s one thing David Cameron is more reluctant to do than let refugees into the UK, it’s risk losing votes. This week, he abandoned plans to slam Britain’s door in the face of refugee children — not because he’d realised how callous this would be but most likely “to avoid defeat 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

Cameron doesn’t know where his money’s coming from but he’s got his eye on yours

#ResignCameron by Kiri Kankhwende  Check the date; yes, everyone is still talking about the Panama Papers, which continue to cast a long shadow over the political week. On Saturday, thousands of protesters gathered in London to demand that Cameron resign over his (mis)handling of the issue of tax avoidance, while #ResignCameron trended on Twitter. The… Read More

Behind the Privileged Privacy Curtain

by Maurice Mcleod  The financial world of the rich and famous is a murky one, with powerful individuals and corporations carrying out countless shady acts to obscure their wealth from the rest of us. Have you ever noticed how the richer people are the less likely they are to mention their money? Salaries and inheritance… Read More