Whether you see the glass as still half-empty, rather than half-full, the question we all face is the same one. If we are starting from here, now, can we imagine again a sense of the future that we do want to share?
“I know she is passionate about London and about all Londoners, as are we.”
For three years, ethnic minority kids, in France as elsewhere, have been told that society is rigged against them, and that any failures in their lives are products of institutional racism.
Bridget Philipson was commenting on a complaint about Jess Phillips from headmistress Katharine Birbalsingh.
One has to be consistent. Either one is for cancel culture or one is against it. And an MP being prevented from fighting the next election over an idiotic letter, however offensive its contents, strikes me as an open and shut case of it.
There is no time for writing yet more reports about Child Sexual Exploitation: the Government wishes to show it is now going to act.
A new and fascinating history of the British Empire fails to see why Britain itself has survived.
But with a nuanced approach, the Tories can address areas of concern without alienating a vital, more liberal-minded part of their electoral coalition.
I urge conservatives from all backgrounds not to not be cowed by the Twitter-warriors and the Left’s outrage mob, to support each other and speak up when necessary and most of all to follow the evidence. We have everything to fight for.
Revulsion at the thought of slavery should be something to unite, not divide, the whole of mankind.
It seldom occurs to this author that the best way to deal with fashionable absurdities is to laugh at them, and trust in the public’s common sense.
The Greens in Brighton wants to impose their thinking. But try telling the parents in my ward of Patcham & Hollingbury that they have “white privilege”.
The inquisitors of Tate Britain have deemed Hogarth problematic. Is no one safe from their dangerous ideology?
The second part of a series on ConHome this week about the politics of race and ethnicity in Britain today.