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July 20, 2020

Author: 'Mental illness stigma is worse than racism'

My book started life as a feature nobody wanted. It was to be my racial perspectives as an “Anglo-Indian” growing up on Brixton’s “Frontline” in the mid-1970s, until I left permanently in the...

Sell-by date con of supermarket giants

Tesco and Sainsbury stores have been  'done up like a kipper' by BBC One's Whistleblower programme which exposed the underhand, under-the-counter, rotten practice of selling fish, poultry and other meat way past their sell-by date, use-by ...

Why Brown should grasp the PFI nettle

Treasury claims that a flag ship New Labour policy which has deeply divided its supporters offers value for money are based on data that is non-existent or false, says investigative journalist Allyson Pollock.Research published this month seriously u ...

For Eyes...

Deborah HobsonWhoever landed us with the phrase "the eyes are the windows to the soul" has a lot to answer for. In the cut-throat, media-obsessed world of Westminster politics, some of our more ambitious and wily politicians have taken this ancie ...

Is Oprah Winfrey 'racist'?

Joan WalshIt's hard to be white these days. I mean, one morning Don Imus is America's king of the talk universe; the next thing you know he's lost his radio and television perch for calling the Rutgers University women's mainly Black basket ...

Cameron the hollow Easter egg

Charlie BrookerDavid Cameron is an idiot. A simpering, say-anything, dough-faced, preposterous waddling idiot with a feeble, insincere voice and an irritating tendency to squat near the top of opinion polls. I don't like him. And I've got a terribl ...

Bring her back, you fools

Top BBC journalists have slammed executives for sacking a Black woman newsreader who is a national institution, writes Chris Gaynor. Question Time host David Dimbleby has waded into the row, along with a string of other hacks who blasted BBC chiefs for ax ...

How truth is the first casualty of war

Katriona Lewis Since embarking on a little voyage of discovery I have forsaken the Bronte sisters, Hunter S Thompson, Hemmingway and Orwell in favour of devouring anything any war reporter has ever had to say. Some are frankly dull, others are challenging ...

My fight with QBOY, the gay rapper.

David Cano Those of you who know me may be aware that I am obsessed with two things: hip hop and YouTube.Oh yes. It's an almost all-consuming addiction that has me up late at night trawling through mediocre hip hop videos and freestyle battles. Up unti ...

Ignored: The 'acceptable' face of brute force

Toni Comer's beating by Sheffield police caught on CCTV may recall Rodney King, but the big difference is the normality that the news media now assign such images, writes Priyamvada Gopal.It's a risky business, living in an age dominated by iconic ...

Big Brother  'racism row' is Tv mischief

Deborah HobsonTake three white, working class girls of limited talent but some notoriety. Add a rich, haughty, Indian Bollywood actress, with an over inflated ego. Get them to live together, for a handsome fee, in the artificial confines of Channel 4's ...

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