Posts under ‘Race/Racism’

Sadiq Khan: an exercise in self-serving selectivity

by Richard Allday.

Sadiq Khan is Shadow Justice Secretary, Shadow Minister for London, and Labour MP for Tooting. Last week, he wrote a begging letter to UKIP voters, published in that traditional labour movement paper, the Express. Yet again, faced with the choice between defending the interests of the class that supports it at the polls, or the vested […]

Fight austerity not migrants

by Barry Gray.

Last week’s local and European elections, alongside opinion polls, suggest Labour should win next year’s General Election, but only if the decline in its support since late 2012 is halted at this point. Labour’s share of the European election vote was 25 per cent and its national equivalent vote (NEV) share of the local election […]

Whoever wins in Tower Hamlets, it’s time for Labour to heal the rift

by Jon Lansman.

Until today, I have avoided writing about the hard-fought election in Tower Hamlets in which Labour’s John Biggs, who I backed to be Labour’s candidate in this election, hoped to unseat as Mayor the incumbent, Lutfur Rahman, who I supported as Labour’s candidate four years ago. As a loyal Labour Party member who also wishes to […]

Calling UKIP Racist won’t stop them

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

<It’s become a daily thing. Every day a new UKIP candidate is exposed as a racist, a homophobe, a Holocaust denialist. It’s like we’ve been here before. The establishment is all sixes and sevens as an upstart far right party makes waves, but this is 2014, not 2009. The debates that have rippled across countless […]

The resistable rise of UKIP

by Andy Newman.

Regular readers may recall that I raised the alarm when anti-Islam activist, Anne Marie Waters, was seeking the selection to be Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Brighton Pavilion. Sadly this led to Nick Cohen writing a rather ill judged article for the Spectator, where he stood up for Anne Marie: [Andy Newman] has campaigned against Anne Marie […]

Socialism and Nationalism and anti-English racism in Scotland (part 2)

by Greg Philo.

This is the second part of this article. You can read part one here. Who is a Real Scot? A new nation brings with it new questions of who belongs in it. Nationalism can very quickly divide people into who are Real Scots and those who are not. So Facebook entries on independence now include […]

On socialism, nationalism and anti-English sentiment in Scotland (part 1)

by Greg Philo.

How would you feel about being rich? As Scottish Finance secretary, John Swinney, says, Scotland would be the sixth richest country in the world, while the rest of the UK would be a mere 16th if they are lucky. So that is one up on the Southerners, who we have apparently been subsidising. Even if this was […]

UKIP: knee-jerk reactions won’t stop the spread of knee-jerk politics

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

What a week for UKIP. By any standard political measure, the blowback from their British Jobs for British Workers campaign, the Faragey-bargy over expenses and employment of his German wife as secretary, and the tendency of candidates who can’t help but say stupid, racist things would have been severely bruising. And yet as we survey the damage wrought by a hurricane […]

UKIP’s turn to the workers

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

I don’t love UKIP. I don’t love to hate UKIP. I simply loathe them, despise them. UKIP is the Daily Mail in party form, a chamber pot spilling over with effluvia and poison. From climate change denialism to sexism, from ‘are-you-thinking-what-we’re-thinking’ wink-wink racism to stupid-minded selfishness, it is the new home for everything that is vile, everything […]

Anti-Roma attacks show need to resist rise of the far-right throughout European Union

by Jeremy Corbyn.

Last Monday saw the wonderful sight of Roma flags raised outside Downing Street, representing a small proportion of the 12 million Roma people who live within the European Union. The Roma suffer huge discrimination and abuse on differing levels in every country across Europe. They were the first victims of the nazis, who shipped them off […]

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