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 […]
June 26, 2016

A Plague On Those Who Brought Us Here

Brexit Win Yasmin Alibhai-Brown   On Wednesday morning a talented young, black musician was beaten up in a park in South London and told to ‘get […]
June 26, 2016

Brexit, White, Black, Shades of Brown

  The EU referendum has ruptured political parties, families and communities, lacerated national cohesion. Black and Asian Britons have gone through the same upheavals and anguish, […]
June 12, 2016

Remain – why are we stuck with such duds?

We may, probably will, leave the EU thanks to jingoists,  xenophobes, clueless millions who think their country was great when it way grey and mingy and the […]
January 4, 2016

Our Poor Wretched Strivers

  The Tory MP, Lucy Allan, has been tied to the stake and burnt by online flamethrowers after some of her aides accused her of being […]
May 20, 2015

Not All Tories Are Bastards

Five years. Five years of Tory hubris and callous, divisive policies. After this government is done, Thatcherism will seem compassionate and benevolent. We social democrats are […]
May 20, 2015

The Many Faces of Liberalism

Liberal Values? Nick Clegg was grief-stricken as he delivered his valedictory statement. It was both personal and burningly political. His leadership had been bullwhipped, the party […]
January 19, 2015

Shame the Rich

In the eighties I wrote articles on ghastly yuppies, effervescing with expensive champagne and inflated egos. One of them poured his bubbly over my blouse when […]
June 30, 2014

Educating White Working Class Kids: The Immigrant Example

White boys and girls from poor or working class families are attaining lower grades in school than are those from immigrant households. Those of Chinese and […]