Black Lives Matter

Will England pull out of the World Cup?

24 July 2021 9:00 am

I wonder if the moral guardians of our country — the England football team — intend to participate in the…

In defence of footballers taking the knee

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Before the television presenter Guto Harri took the knee live on air — which cost him his job at GB…

Stop politicising football

9 July 2021 9:15 am

Before the England football team plays in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday we need to get one thing straight: who…

The economic illiteracy of anti-capitalists

29 June 2021 10:05 pm

Back in October, World Bank chief economist Carmen Reinhart recommended that countries borrow heavily during the pandemic. ‘First, you worry…

Are England fans allowed to be proud of the St George’s Cross?

19 June 2021 9:01 am

It’s starting to feel like the only flag you can’t fly in England is the England flag. Wave the Pride…

My advice to Gareth Southgate

12 June 2021 9:00 am

This is a difficult issue to raise on the eve of a major football tournament, but as a progressive individual…

What the England team doesn’t get about ‘taking the knee’

9 June 2021 2:48 am

England’s players being booed by their own fans is not a new phenomenon. But for the booing to be about…

Broken Trust: the crisis at the heart of the National Trust

5 June 2021 9:00 am

The National Trust now has the chance to return to its roots

When exactly did harpsichords become racist?

29 May 2021 9:00 am

It’s a dangerous thing when you import the worst aspects of another culture. And an even worse thing when you…

How China is stoking racial tensions in the West

2 May 2021 5:00 pm

Footage of a brutal late March attack on a 65-year-old Asian American woman in Manhattan drew widespread outrage on social…

Britain is not America

25 April 2021 4:00 pm

‘If people in Wales had access to as much media coverage of decisions that affected Wales as they do of…

George Floyd was a victim of American gun culture

24 April 2021 3:30 pm

The triple guilty verdict on Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd was greeted with general relief across the…

The strangeness of Britain’s BLM mania

24 April 2021 9:00 am

The conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd makes last summer’s Black Lives Matter mania in British…

Black African lives should matter too

21 April 2021 8:55 am

The treatment of black people, particularly by law enforcement, has become a principal point of protest in the western world.…

How ‘ACAB’ links David Bowie and BLM

17 April 2021 9:00 am

A favourite piece of graffiti to spray on the Cenotaph or the plinth of Churchill’s nearby statue is ACAB. It…

Why do Ben & Jerry’s want to defund the police?

16 April 2021 12:27 am

The radicalisation of the Ben & Jerry’s PR department has been one of the stranger spectacles of recent years. After…

Is Black Lives Matter a voice for black Brits?

25 February 2021 1:55 am

Does Black Lives Matter speak for black Brits? The organisation’s objectives are certainly radical: it has professed public support for direct…

Facts are now history

13 February 2021 9:00 am

Your quiz for the week is to make the connection between the following people: fun-loving Greek hack Homer, veteran US…

Minority groups should ignore the anti-vax charlatans

6 February 2021 9:00 am

My great-great-grandmother, born on a Barbadian plantation and transported to what was British Guiana in the 19th century, gave rise…

What would BLM make of Cicero’s views on mutuality?

30 January 2021 9:00 am

The Black Lives Matter website (different from the new Black Liberation Movement) mostly presents an image of an organisation of…

cooler heads

So much for cooler heads prevailing

10 January 2021 7:33 am

There was a glimmer of hope amid the events at the US Capitol building on Wednesday. Could this be the…

This has been the year of epic derangement

19 December 2020 9:00 am

I wonder if British universities will follow Cornell’s innovative approach to ensuring students are protected from wretched viruses? The American…

In defence of the booing Millwall fans

12 December 2020 9:00 am

It is an enormous shame that the Millwall fans who booed their players for ‘taking a knee’ in support of…

maga march

‘He said, she said’ reports from the MAGA march

15 November 2020 9:23 pm

It’s all so infantile isn’t it? Antifa jackals harass Donald Trump fans during their ‘Million MAGA March’ on the streets…

Trump’s humour is his weakness – and his strength

31 October 2020 9:00 am

Earlier this summer left-wing activists announced a ‘semi-autonomous zone’ in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle. Denuded of law enforcement…