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
BY EFFIE DEANS One of the main reasons that I oppose left-wing thinking is that I want people to be treated as individuals rather than as members of a group. I have the same duty to treat everyone I come across morally no matter what they look like, where they are from or how they choose to live their lives. There isn’t a special quality … Continue reading The Path to Absurdity
CSM EDITORIAL n the wake of the Conservatives’ electoral triumph there are a couple of flies in the ointment. One is the alleged Islamophobia problem that the Conservative Party is accused of; the other is the rumour – that will not die – of unwanted infiltrators joining the party from groups like Britain First. Both issues should be addressed as they are molehills which opponents … Continue reading Revoke the Neanderthals
BY FRANK HAVILAND As Dirty Harry famously put it, opinions are like arseholes: everybody’s got one. Celebrity opinions on the other hand are more like Hugh Grant electoral endorsements: amusing curios, with all the efficacy of oral sex from Siri. So forgive me if I can’t get too excited about December’s angst-ridden multi-millionaire, ‘Stormzy’, or Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr., as I prefer to … Continue reading Brits Are Not Racist
BY FRANK HAVILAND The accolade of ‘Britain’s worst MP’ is fiercely contested at the quietest of times. In these days of open treachery and blistering incompetence though, you have to really go some to be in the running. Cue David Lammy, the one-man race awareness course, who occasionally moonlights as the Labour MP for Tottenham. Despite being a mere backbencher, Lammy is rarely out of … Continue reading Lamentable Lammy