The Enemy Within

BY STEWART SLATER Britain is, as Napoleon may or may not have said, a “nation of shopkeepers”. Partly this may have been down to snobbery – nations which have felt the need to invent a caste system have generally accorded a lower ranking to merchants than to soldiers. But le petit caporal (or whoever invented the phrase) put his finger on something important. For the … Continue reading The Enemy Within

Britain Is Being Trolled

BY EFFIE DEANS There were no black children in either my primary or secondary schools. Racist words were commonplace. When I moved to Edinburgh middle class students used racist words to describe shops run by people of Pakistani origin and takeaways run by people of Chinese origin. We didn’t do this in a hostile fashion. It was simply the language of the time. A form … Continue reading Britain Is Being Trolled