The elevation of Mrs Doreen Lawrence to Britain’s highest parliamentary chamber, the House of Lords, should come as no surprise to seasoned observers of the British political elite. For as the mother of arguably the most important murder victim in modern British history, she occupies a special place in the political firmament somewhere beside Bob […]
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As a recruitment advert for the English Defence League the latest Tommy Robinson arrest video is hard to beat. It shows the leader of England’s foremost street protest movement attempting a two-man charity walk through the heavily Muslim London borough of Tower Hamlets then being assaulted and then arrested by police. As the attacker is […]
If there is one thing our elites enjoy it is giving each other a big pat on the back and the extravagant celebrations planned for the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta will give them lots of opportunities to do just that. There may still be eighteen months to go before the actual anniversary itself […]
When it comes to shameless self-promotion few can hold a candle to the Church of England’s most high-profile progressive cleric, the Rev Dr Giles Fraser. Seconds after staggering over the finishing line of the London Marathon the Anglican cleric was tweeting to the world that he had helped raise money for a theatre project in […]