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The Tony Blair Guide to Fighting Fascism

The Tony Blair Guide to Fighting Fascism

  • April 22, 2019
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There is no doubt that the resurgence of far-right populist politics across the world poses a direct threat to the rights and safety of migrants and minorities, to the future of democratic coexistence, and to the future of the nation-state as a  multicultural and multiethnic space.

Now no less an intellectual authority than Tony Blair has...

Ukip: pretty straight racist guys

  • May 20, 2013
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Two days ago, all 16 Ukip councillors in Lincoln refused to reaffirm an anti-racism pledge, originally put forward by Labour six years ago, which asserts that Lincolnshire County Council will serve all people in the county equally.

Why wouldn’t they sign it?     Because Chris Pain, the leader of the county council’s Ukip group says...

Four Days with the ‘Perfect Knight’

Four Days with the ‘Perfect Knight’

  • April 20, 2012
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After the last four days, many people will probably have had about as much as they can stomach of Anders Behring Breivik.   Even the sight of him is disturbing.  Seen close up on television, he looks like a Hollywood serial killer, with his narrow black eyes, his neat little beard and shark-like smile, his...

Europe’s ‘multicultural problem’

  • July 21, 2011
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Multiculturalism is a concept that is often criticized – and rarely defined – by both mainstream conservatives and the extreme right.    But definitions are  usually less important than the visceral condemnations of a corrupting liberal ‘ideology’ that is supposedly paving the way for the downfall of ‘our’ national and cultural identity...

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