Josh White / 26 Apr 2021

The Broken Mirror

Britain’s Last Left Tabloid

Tabloids are synonymous with terrible journalism. This reputation is more than deserved, yet the story of one tabloid shows that the press can be so much more than it is.(...)

Duncan Simpson / 24 Feb 2021

The COVID Excuse

Vaccine Passports and Human Rights

As vaccination programmes in Europe and America accelerate, there is increasing clamour for their benefits to be fast-tracked through the use of vaccination or immunity passports.(...)

Josh White / 04 Jan 2021

The Meaning of Brexit

Bonfire of National Illusions

I keep trying to forget about Brexit, but the Leavers won’t let us. Brexiteers are triumphant, though not all of them feel so victorious – despite getting almost everything they wanted. At least the Tories will have to own this failure.(...)
The Battleground / 07 Dec 2020

Brexit and Racism

The Antisemitic Elements

Nationalism is a synonym for prejudice. It's a throwback to a time when citizenship was equivalent to ethnicity. If you look different or speak a language that's hard to understand, you must surely come from somewhere else.(...)
The Battleground / 24 Nov 2020

Brexit Above All Else

The Politics of Leave

Brexit is nowhere near being over. Regardless of whether a deal is concluded between the UK and EU, the process of disentangling the two will be felt for decades to come. Mostly, in the British Isles.(...)
Charlie Bertsch / 14 Oct 2020

Civil Rights Sounds

Sault and Black Lives Matter

It’s hard to imagine a more incongruous setting to hear the music of Sault than the one I found myself in this week. As I drove the unfamiliar streets in and around Salt Lake City, international capital of the Mormon religion and one of the most stereotypically white places on the planet, they provided the soundtrack.(...)

Charlie Bertsch / 02 Sep 2020

From Britain to Russia

Simon Scott’s Migrations

“Red Square”, the first track on Simon Scott’s new album Migrations, unfolds at a leisurely pace. Those who favour the stripped-down aesthetic of Berlin dub may hear elaborations on the hissing minimalism of Pole or the meta-reggae of Rhythm & Sound.(...)

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