April 6, 2017

White and Black Working Classes

  Not a week goes by without some right wing British politician or pundit bewailing the lot of the ‘left behind’ white working classes. Most of […]
April 6, 2017

Emma Watson and Women Today

  Having followed the Emma Watson furore, what I would really, really like is to go out on a sisterly date with this amazing young woman […]
April 6, 2017

Lies and Hypocrisy Over Asylum Attack

  Witness the rank British duplicity and hypocrisy as various public figures respond to the mob assault on a blameless teenager on a street in Croydon, […]
April 6, 2017

Misrembering Diana

  Hear ye all.  Kensington Palace has put on an exhibition titled Diana: Her Fashion Story and, ostensibly, tickets are selling out fast. For a mere […]
January 3, 2017

Homeless in ‘Great’ Britain

  From my study I can see the common with its tall trees, sweeping seagulls and dog walkers. It  looks like a Christmas card, frosty, silvery […]
January 3, 2017

Bloody Britishness

  This year Britishness reached its nadir. It turned angry, righteous, hateful, confrontational, inward looking and mean. Brexit was the result and still the rage goes […]
January 3, 2017

Children of the Jungle

  Thousands of unaccompanied children and young people will, by the end of this week, lose the perilous, bleak place they have sheltered in for many […]
January 3, 2017

Whitewashed History

  This week, in an Uber taxi, going past four lovely Portland stone pillars near Hyde Park corner. These are Memorial Gates dedicated to the South […]
January 3, 2017

Anti-Semitism in Britain

  I am a Muslim, so that makes me suspect. Also a leftie, so doubly suspect. Add to that the conclusive proof: I have often criticised […]