This is a post about the parliamentary debates on the UK's first Race Relations Act, which was enacted in 1965.
Sunday, 16 April 2017
Saturday, 18 February 2017
Oh shit, oh shit. Whatever why I'm so so missing Tony. Because he is so charming and his clothes are so good. He has such a good body and he had his really, really good legs Butt... and he is slim tall and good skin. Pierce blue eyes which I love. Love his eyes.
Such was the verdict of Wendi Deng on the Rt. Hon. Anthony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. Bower quotes these ill-chosen words from a haul of emails from News Corporation's servers. His own verdict on the former premier is rather less flattering.
Wednesday, 8 February 2017
This is an account of one of the most notorious hate crimes in American history: the murder of Emmett Till. It was written by Timothy Tyson, an academic and writer whose own roots lie in the lands of the old Confederacy.
Saturday, 7 January 2017
Saturday, 10 December 2016
Published in 2014, this award-winning book was the first sustained attempt to assess and explain the evidence for the rise of the UK Independence Party. Ford and Goodwin are two of the country's leading experts on the political right wing. They draw on statistical data, face-to-face interviews and published writings to trace the rise of UKIP and identify who is supporting the party and why. The book can be somewhat dry, with a great deal of graphs and statistics, but some clear and important messages emerge from the authors' research.
Saturday, 24 September 2016
Saturday, 23 July 2016
This is an unusual book. It is part scholarly inquiry, part cheap polemic. Its subject is the history of the European Union; and it is explicitly revisionist in nature. Booker and North present themselves as pioneers who are unearthing a story which has been untold or misrepresented. As the title indicates, it is a story characterised by conspiracy, concealment and deceit. The authors write of their work - making no concessions to false modesty - that "there is almost no episode of the European Union's history which does not emerge looking radically different from the version which has been generally presented". An impressive claim; but is it true?