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December 18, 2020

Black Lives Matter: corporate takeover of the BLM brand

Sky says: “Black Lives Matter: We see. We hear. We commit.” But does the media giant really see, hear and commit? It does not square with the politics of multi-billionaire founder and former...

Big Brother  'racism row' is Tv mischief

Deborah HobsonTake three white, working class girls of limited talent but some notoriety. Add a rich, haughty, Indian Bollywood actress, with an over inflated ego. Get them to live together, for a handsome fee, in the artificial confines of Channel 4's ...

'Lynch mob' murder

BORIS JOHNSON, Conservative MP and Ex-EditorWas this what we fought for? Is this really the lesson in human rights and Western values we hoped to deliver to the people of Iraq? This wasn't justice. This was a sectarian lynch mob. This was a snuff movi ...

Why Hanging Saddam Is Wrong

Richard Dicker The imminent execution of Saddam Hussein's and two other former Iraqi officials marks a further step away from respect for human rights and the rule of law in a deeply polarised and violent Iraq. For 15 years Human Rights Watch and oth ...

Cheers to drunken bishops

Andrew O'HaganI know we're supposed to be very solemn about the bad behaviour of the clergy, but to me there's nothing more heartening than a priest on the razzle like the boozy Bishop of Southwark.St Peter was at his best not when lecturing ab ...

It's not so great being young...

Emily Phillips When our parents look at us in comparison to themselves at the age of 25, we really seem to have it all. So, why are we so dissatisfied? Educated, employed, often well paid and with no children to tie them down, under 30s should be living th ...

Blind prejudice in Scandinavia

Sweden is known for its liberal views and general tolerance. But not, it seems, when it comes to rights for blind people with guide dogs as Verity Smith has found out. I am blind and visit Sweden regularly because I have a Swedish horse and a Swedish dres ...

Saddam's to hang, so why aren't Blair and Bush on trial?

Sami RahmanAfter months of anticipation the trial of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's came to an end when he was sentenced to death by hanging for his crimes against humanity. The ex- dictator may no longer be able to continue his reign of terro ...

On This Halloween Day …

Man Tsuey Tse I passed my driving test on Halloween, and I distinctly remember my mom saying she gave me her good luck, because at the same time as my test, a car had side-swiped her. So, for me Halloween is synonymous with freedom  — I no longe ...

Fashion Victims of Halloween

Emily Phillips  'All Hallows Eve', is the night when witches come together, giving licence for modern women everywhere to whore it up. For American starlet Lindsay Lohan (pictured left), this year is no exception. Hollywood's hussy is alw ...

An insult too far...

Marc WadsworthShould US rappers and others use the  'N' word? That has been a hotly debated topic during Black History Month. For me, hearing it spoken by anyone, Black or white, still sends shivers down my spine many decades after the racial ...

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