Josh White / 11 Apr 2022

Selling the News

Losing Channel 4 to the Spivs

Sitting in front of the TV waiting for the news to come on, with a plate of food on your lap. This was a common experience once upon a time.(...)

Josh White / 06 Jul 2020

The Street Right

Britain’s National Front and its Echoes

Fringe groups can do serious damage to democracy. We’ve seen just how dangerous they can be with the killing of Jo Cox. (...)

God save the Kalashnikov. Expat protest mural, Berlin.
Josh White / 06 Jan 2020

Another England is Possible

The Problem With Patriotism

Labour’s devastating defeat has reopened an old debate about England’s future. Labour leadership contenders David Lammy and Rebecca Long-Bailey have issued calls for ‘civic nationalism’ and ‘progressive patriotism’.(...)
West Midlands UKIP activists, 2009 EU elections.
Josh White / 09 Oct 2019

The Anti-European Dream

Alan Sked’s Brexit

The Brexit debate is often framed as a vicious bout with liberal Europhile centrists in one corner and conservative Eurosceptic nationalists in the other. Anyone in between is knocked out of view.(...)

The seeds of Brexit were planted decades ago. Salford, 1971.
Josh White / 02 Sep 2019

Leave to Remain

The Northern View

Bolsover is a long way from Westminster. It’s an old mining town, mostly white British and ageing, where the factories have closed and the mines have been filled in. This is Labour country, but it’s also Brexit country, too.(...)

Josh White / 07 Jun 2019

Dead Country

The Theresa May Legacy

It’s hard to believe that Theresa May was once seen as Thatcher 2.0. The British press would regularly say that May will run the country for the next 10 years.(...)