BY EFFIE DEANS The racist abuse suffered by the English football players who missed penalties was peculiarly stupid. The English football team is picked on merit. It so happens that a large number of those players are black. The manager’s judgement must be that these players deserve to be in the squad. If they underperformed other players would be picked in their place. It follows … Continue reading Anti-English Hatred not Racism?
BY EFFIE DEANS An acquaintance of mine called John Bull moved to Scotland as a student from Bulford in Wiltshire. He loved Scotland so much he decided to stay. He met a Scottish woman and because she was an SNP supporter, he began to move in Scottish nationalist circles. He campaigned for Scottish independence in 2014 and has voted SNP since. Like many English people … Continue reading Scots’ Anglophobia Stirred by SNP
BY JOHN NASH Everyone is aware of the furore over “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) and, although people are personally not guilty of racism, nor do they apparently harbour any racist thoughts and intentions, most people presume others, or our ancestors, must be guilty and so, being ordinarily helpful and sympathetic people, they go along passively with the general thrust of BLM. The question is, what … Continue reading A Tribute to Rural Africa
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE Being British and having an appreciation for sound journalism, much of the New York Times’ recent output has mercifully passed me by. But a tweet from one of their writers asserting that baby gender reveals are violence compelled me to visit their site. Much of what I found on there was awful but the absurdity of the Trump derangement articles never quite … Continue reading The Absurdity of the New York Times
BY MEG LEE CHIN Life could have been idyllic in Pembroke if not for the rather random circumstances of my birth. I was a half-breed – a child of mixed race. Momma and Papa just happened to have come from opposite sides of the Earth. This was frowned upon on our little planet. Some believed I should not have been born. I could not understand … Continue reading The Opposite of Racist
BY GAV CHAMBERS The history of the modern professional police is commonly regarded to have started with Robert (Bobby) Peel and the invention of the Metropolitan Police Force in 1829, based in part on the previous Bow Street Runners of Henry Fielding. Peel wanted to assure those who doubted his ambition that the force would not be an undue use of state power interfering in … Continue reading Defending Bobby
BY RUCHIRA GHOSH In India, the works of P. G. Wodehouse, Agatha Christie and Enid Blyton have mercifully never fallen out of fashion or favour. It is through these novels that many Indians learn not only the English language but also about British culture. Even on Enid Blyton’s 123rd birthday, she is as relevant as when I was a child and growing up on her … Continue reading India’s Love of Blyton
BY FRANK HAVILAND Say what you want about the Black Lives Matter movement, but it has undeniably been effective. With everyone from world leaders to Joe Public terrified of getting off their knees, the unoppressed are now demanding reparations from the unoppressing. In the space of a month, far from being one of the most tolerant nations on earth, Britain has become so ‘racist’ that … Continue reading Anti Racists being Racist?
BY EFFIE DEANS The language of race has become very strange indeed. Take the following statements: Black Lives Matter Is not racist but praiseworthy White Lives Matter Is racist, far right and gets you sacked All Lives matter Is likewise racist White Lives Don’t matter Is not racist and gets you promoted This is to put language through the looking glass. Words mean what we … Continue reading No Equality From Inequality
BY EFFIE DEANS My mother was born in 1933. She grew up in a Britain without racism. The police did not beat up black people. There was no discrimination against black people. We didn’t have any laws regarding racial discrimination. Sporting events were completely free from any ugly racist chants and no one thought about black lives mattering or not mattering. The only black people … Continue reading Chasing Ghosts
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN BLM Activist: “You are privileged.” Me: “Why?” BLM Activist: “You went to public school.” Me: “Did I choose to go to public school?” BLM Activist: “Err, no.” BLM Activist: “Still, you are privileged.” Me: “Why?” BLM Activist: “You are white.” Me: “Did I have any say in my whiteness or you in your blackness?” BLM Activist: “Err, no.” BLM Activist: “But let’s … Continue reading Interview with a BLM Activist
BY FRANK HAVILAND Let’s get it right: George Floyd was murdered by police officer Derek Chauvin on the 25th of May in Minneapolis; a monstrous crime. Not only did Chauvin fail to act legally, the police have a duty of protection to all. Floyd did not receive that protection. The notions doing the rounds however, that his murder would be somewhat less heinous had a … Continue reading Get Off Your Knees
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN It is in the best interests of the country to continue to expose the anti-Semites who flourished under Jeremy Corbyn’s (for want of a better word) leadership of the Labour Party. Having publications such as the Jewish Chronicle expose anti-Semites like the toxic Bristol University professor David Miller and the lunatic Editor of The Canary, Kerry-Anne Mendoza, is beneficial but not sufficient. … Continue reading King Solomon’s Choice
BY FRANK HAVILAND Despite hogging the headlines for the past week, ITV’s dismissal of Alastair Stewart is a non-story. That Stewart was sacked for racism – sorry, an ‘error of judgement’ – hardly needs saying. We’ve been here before with tedious regularity. Stewart is merely the latest in a long line of white men, caught in possession of an unauthorised opinion. For Danny Baker it … Continue reading Wacist!
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE Far from ‘never again’, seventy years on from the Holocaust, a repeat of its horrors seems all too conceivable. Although Britain has pushed what is now one of Europe’s most racist and antisemitic parties into near insignificance, the question remains: for how many was opposing antisemitism a motivating factor? As its scars fade into the dermis of history, the fear is, so … Continue reading UK Antisemitism Still Ubiquitous