The New British Union

Back in 1931 the “New Party had been defeated in the election that year which gave rise in 1932 to the British Union of Fascists and National Socialists, which was then renamed in 1937 as the “British Union”. The Battle of Cable Street in the East End of London in 1936 was a clash between […]

Christmas And The Left Wing

That time of year is once again upon us when the shops are stocked with tinsel and the newspapers filled with stories of how minority groups and the political left are trying to pull the plug on the festive season. Perhaps almost as much of a tradition now as the mince pie and pudding is […]

Whereof One Cannot Speak…

This famous quotation from Wittgenstein is usually interpreted as being an indictment on the inability of language to express complex truths. The implication being that if we do not have the necessary words we should refrain from the attempt. I’m stretching the scope of the quote slightly here to extend to the idea that in […]

Why Casual Racism Isn’t “Bants”

Britain is recognised worldwide for having a unique sense of humour and the ability to laugh in the face of gritty reality. This stood us in good stead through two World Wars and continues to serve the people of the country well through hardship, economic instability and remarkably even a Conservative government. However, no matter […]

Why I Stand Up To Hate

Listen as a Podcast The past few weeks and months have been a challenging time to be an anti hate activist. The battle for hearts and minds has never been harder to fight or harder to win. In the wake of the Brexit referendum hate speech both on and offline has soared – with the […]