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Dr Tony Sewell, head of the race report

“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible.”

Maya Angelou

On the 31st of March 2021, a government-commissioned report on racism was released. The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities was established following 2020’s BLM protests in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic murder. The Sewell Report, as it is known, concluded, “We no longer see a Britain where the system is deliberately rigged against ethnic minorities.” In other words, the government does not believe the UK is institutionally racist, and of course all the racists are cheering — this is the…

A Breakdown of Home Office Corruption

Home Secretary Priti Patel (AP)

Did you know British Home Secretary Priti Patel has got her eyebrows done? Hardly seems newsworthy does it? Why is this headline news? Why am I even writing about it? Well, Patel’s eyebrows apparently cost more than yours, and she didn’t even pay for them, you did. Patel’s Home Office Procurement Card has…raised some eyebrows when it states as a Home Office expense £77,269.40 on eyebrows! That is £77k of taxpayer money on Patel’s brows…I fear the Home Secretary has been swindled, because her eyebrows do not look like they cost £77k. The list also stated that £30k was spent…

Roughly a year on from the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic, and most of us are still in lockdowns, living masked up and 6 feet apart. Once the pandemic is over (if it ever does end, this is feeling ever less likely), it is fair to say, the world will never be the same. Every pandemic in history from the plague to Tuberculosis to HIV has changed our world and made history, not always for the better. Diseases alter, shape, and reshape the course of social and political history. That can be taken literally — Typhoid allegedly killed Alexander the…

Is another Cold War on the way?

J. Robert Oppenheimer

In the late 20th Century the world was nearly destroyed — the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 threatened to turn the Cold War hot, and the world stood still and waited with baited breath. They held their breath until the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT), the Helsinki Accords and then the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union. From there we all breathed a little easier as the world woke up a little bit and realised ‘oh wow we could have actually blown up the whole planet with these things’ and began a scheme of gradual nuclear disarmament.

That is until…

(Credit: PA)

On Saturday the 13th of March, a vigil in memory of Sarah Everard, a 33-year old woman who was abducted from Clapham Common and murdered, was held. The vigil had been planned days in advance with measures taken to make it Covid secure. However, the Met police went to the High Court to petition for the protest to be banned…and succeeded. The vigil still went ahead albeit illegally.

As with all mass gatherings in London, the Met were on duty to police the crowd, but given the suspected murderer of Sarah Everard was in their ranks (Wayne Couzens, a Met…

Sarah Everard (Credit: Richard Garnder/Rex/Shutterstock)

The issue of women’s safety has again been thrust into the spotlight following the disappearance of 33-year-old Sarah Everard as she walked home to Brixton from her friend’s home in Clapham, South-West London, on March 3rd. After extensive searches, Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick confirmed “human remains” were found in woodland near Ashford, Kent on the 11th of March — it is believed these are Ms Everard’s remains. The shocking story is that Ms Everard did everything ‘right’; contacted her partner, wore leggings and sensible shoes for running, walked past CCTV in fluorescent clothing. …

Britain’s Trade With Genocidal Countries

Boris Johnson (Credit: Stefan Rousseau/Getty Images)

A couple of days after Brexit officially occurred, a vote was held on a very controversial amendment to the UK trade bill. The amendment was proposed by Lord Alton in the House of Lords and then passed back to the House of Commons.

The amendment proposed a clause that required the government to reconsider trade deals with countries deemed to be committing genocide. Actively labelling a country as guilty of genocide would be down to the UK’s High Court, whereas it has previously been done at the international judicial level. …

One of Viktor Orban’s anti-immigration billboards depicting George Soros laughing, with the slogan reading “Let’s not allow Soros to have the last laugh!” (Credit: Getty Images)

76 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, one would hope that anti-Semitism would be a thing of the past, and that the horrors of the Holocaust wouldn’t be forgotten, especially not in countries involved in the extermination of the Jewish population. However, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban seems to want to forget, showing his anti-Semitic zeal on many occasions.

Orban has previously praised Hitler’s fascist Hungarian allies who helped the Nazis murder Jewish people in concentration camps. For example, Orban called Miklos Horthy, a leader who signed multiple anti-Jewish laws in 1920, 1938, and 1939, and who oversaw the murder…

The Grenfell Tower. The community around Grenfell have never stopped campaigning for change (Photo: Steve Parsons/ PA)

On June 2020, close to 3 years since the Grenfell Fire Tragedy, I published an article called ‘Grenfell: Burning Justice To The Ground’, where I detailed what happened prior, during, and 3 years on from the fire that took 72 lives. In that article, I explained that the Tory government had adopted a politics of disposability, that the working classes and ethnic minorities were deemed disposable in the eyes of the government, hence Grenfell was allowed to happen in the first place, and hence the issues it raised have not been answered some 3 years on from the fire. …

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Credit: Frank Augstein/PA)

“It is fatal to look hungry. It makes people want to kick you.”

George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London

Back in October, I wrote an article about how British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his party refused to feed children dependent on free school meals over the school holidays in the midst of the UK’s second national lockdown. It wasn’t until footballer Marcus Rashford challenged them that they made a U-turn. …

Adam De Salle

I am a young writer interested in providing the intellectual tools to those in the political trenches so that they may fight their battles well-informed.

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