Why doesn’t the media portray Islamophobia in the Conservative Party as a scandal? | AN ALTERNATIVE LENS

  As The Independent Group welcomes three Conservative MPs, Basit Mahmood wonders why the widespread Islamophobia within the Conservative party has garnered little media attention As three Conservative MPs quit their party to join the new Independent Group of MPs, I wondered if, among the reasons for their departure, any would make reference to the… Read More

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