History Is Not Just About Statues – It’s About So Much More

Some of the arguments generated by the decision of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council to remove their Robert Baden-Powell statue highlight the hypocrisy and latent racism which pollutes much of England. I watched a middle-aged woman on Good Morning Britain proclaim that the statue should stay in place despite Baden-Powell’s well documented support for Hitler, fascism and virulent homophobia because her children ‘often climb onto the statue’ and ‘he did some good’ in his life. I despair at the attitudes of those like her who say they are sticking up for ‘British values’ and ‘British history’ by defending a Hitler […]

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Tearing Down Symbols of Slavery and Racism Should be Applauded

I am firmly on the side of the Bristol educators, agitators and organisers who together combined on Saturday to achieve in sixty minutes of action what years of flowery and mealy-mouthed words could not. An offensive symbol of brutal and inhumane slavery was torn from its plinth in an act of cultural enlightenment which was long overdue. The Black Lives Matter demonstration in the city made a statement which will go down in history as a progressive blow against the continued honouring of the dishonourable and the concealment of real British history which reeks from head to toe with the […]

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Labour in Scotland About to Commit Hara-Kiri – SNP Must Heed the Lesson

Faced with one of the most incompetent, dishonest and despised Tory governments in UK history the Labour Party in Scotland seems determined to extinguish its political presence and become as important to the Scottish people as a brush is to a baldy man rather than win support back from the working-class communities which have abandoned them. As the ruling body of the Labour Party in Scotland gets set to assemble in Edinburgh on Saturday it is widely expected they will commit political hara-kiri by setting themselves against the right of the Scottish people to determine when a second independence referendum […]

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America 2020 – Where Anti-Racists Are Terrorists & Racists Are President

George Floyd called out for his mother as he gasped for air in the final minutes of his life. Lying face down on the ground with his hands handcuffed behind him George posed no threat to anyone but was restrained by three Minneapolis police officers kneeling on him and one of those brutes placed his knee deliberately and sadistically onto George’s neck. George Floyd’s muffled and fear laden cries of ‘I can’t breathe’ were ignored by the four police officers who surrounded him. He died on May 25th but the agonised calls for his mother before he drew his last […]

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Time for You to ‘Move On’ Boris – Into A Court to Face Criminal Charges

For a few seconds I thought I’d pressed the wrong button on the remote and tuned into UKGold instead of the BBC Parliament channel. Worzel Gummidge appeared to be on my screen but instead of a walking, talking and annoying scarecrow it was actually the elected Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson. After watching and listening to him attempting to deal with ninety minutes of questions from senior members of the powerful Westminster Parliament Liaison Committee, most Tories across the UK must have wished it had indeed been Worzel Gummidge instead of Johnson facing the questions. Gummidge would surely […]

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