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September 26, 2020

Boris Johnson is in free fall so, can he survive?

Boris Johnson's demise is hard to watch as his attempts to fend off criticism are met with derision. Barbs from Italy ridiculing his worship of Winston Churchill and mishandling of Covid-19 are...

'Black Londoners must vote to set the equality agenda'

In all the cut-and-thrust of the forthcoming London elections, one thing is clear. There’s scope for positive change in race relations.One Million Black Londoners are becoming more successful in their traditional inner city habitats. New settlers se ...

Why the attacks on 'extremist' Jeremy Corbyn are doomed

Tony Blair's former press chief Alastair Campbell published a blog post urging Labour members to back "anyone but Corbyn", for the party leadership. The intervention, which was the latest in a long line of Labour establishment atta ...

Youth, social media and the power of minority groups

A new generation of young people can and must use their smartphones and social media to get out the votes that favour the peoples of the marginal abyss. It is a prospect that is literally “in their hands” writes, Thomas L Blair who outlines hi ...

'Stars performing in Israel are supporting apartheid in Palestine'

I hadn't planned on this when I walked into the monthly London Palestine Action meeting. But, when a cultural boycott action was suggested and ideas were thin on the ground, I volunteered to subvert Robbie Williams' hits and be him, outside UNICEF ...

How new 'digi-generation' can make the Black vote count

In a unique alliance, activists and faith leaders with large Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) populations across the UK are using the internet to fight for equality and renewal. Moreover, their websites send a clear message to their communities: make sure ...

Opposition leader's stomping start to general election campaign

Britain's feisty deputy opposition leader has launched her general election campaign with weeks to go before polling day.Labour's Harriet Harman, Member of Parliament for Camberwell and Peckham in south London for the last 33 years, made her bid t ...

Who do you think you are kidding, Mr Farage?

As affable as he may seem, as much as you might think you could have a pint down the pub with him, UKIP leader Nigel Farage has a dangerous and confused message for Britain.This week he called for laws to prevent racial discrimination at work to be scrapp ...

Paper forced to climb down over untrue migrants story

British tabloid newspaper the Daily Mail has been forced to retract claims made about flights and buses being “fully booked” by economic migrants from Romania and Bulgaria. As restrictions on workers from the EU accession countries were s ...

Black rights hero Simon de Banya dies

An activist who played a leading role in top black community campaigns he helped put in the headlines has died after suffering a stroke. Simon de Banya was campaign co-ordinator of the Justice for Stephen Lawrence campaign in the year leading up ...

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