Page: of 3
11 November 2019,
In the weeks before the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, the BBC’s news team went out of its way to show the world the factual reality of East Germans protesting for a better life. Does it have the same desire now?
7 November 2019,
A decade ago, the financial crisis presented the most pivotal economic, political and social moment since the fall of the Berlin Wall. We need to examine its effects if we are to learn lessons in Brexit Britain.
5 November 2019,
After 18 years, and with an important role in Parliament's landmark fake news inquiry, a veteran Labour MP diagnoses the real echo chamber in politics.
28 October 2019,
As part of her Why Masculinity Matters series, Hardeep Matharu speaks to Tom Chapman, founder of the Lions Barber Collective, about the need for spaces for men to speak to each other about the challenges of navigating masculinity.
‘The Idea is Trump and Boris are Alpha Males and their Ludicrous Sex Drive Tells You they are Winners’
24 October 2019,
As part of her Why Masculinity Matters series, Hardeep Matharu speaks to cultural commentator and writer Peter York about why ideas of toxic masculinity seem to be more relevant in politics than ever.
23 October 2019,
As part of her Why Masculinity Matters series, Hardeep Matharu speaks to Frances Crook, chief executive of the UK’s oldest prison reform charity, about why masculinity must be discussed by those in power if we are to effectively address crime.
‘A Sikh Man Standing Up for Muslim Women Mattered in Exposing Boris Johnson’s Divide and Rule Dog Whistle Politics’
10 October 2019,
Hardeep Matharu sat down with MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi to discuss his passionate taking down of the Prime Minister and his derogatory comparisons labelling Muslim women as letter boxes and bank robbers.
How We Came to Forget: Imperial Amnesia Helped Propel Brexit – It’s Time to Set the Historical Record Straight
1 October 2019,
Hardeep Matharu explores a new National Trust project designed to shed light on the colonial roots of country houses and the need for a more honest, less mythical discussion of Britain's past.
25 September 2019,
Hardeep Matharu sat down with MP David Lammy to discuss privilege, knife crime and cannabis at this week’s Labour Party Conference.
2 September 2019,
The threats posed by technology to our democratic processes will only get worse in the years to come unless action is taken, MP Damian Collins warns.
28 August 2019,
A sense of British exceptionalism based on our colonial past is "alive and kicking" in hearts and minds – and we must make ourselves aware of it, warns Lord Victor Adebowale
27 August 2019,
"Facebook should be nowhere near politics," warns investigative journalist Carole Cadwalladr.
EXCLUSIVE George Clooney Scrapped Phone Hacking Movie over Hollywood’s Fear of Upsetting Rupert Murdoch
27 August 2019,
Plans for Hack Attack, based on journalist Nick Davies book on the phone hacking scandal, never got off the ground due to the tycoon's great "passive power".
INSIDE PREVENT: ‘Doctors Forced to Carry out Practices they Believe to be Unethical’ for Counter-Terrorism
13 August 2019,
How is the duty on healthcare professionals to refer individuals vulnerable to terrorism under the Prevent strategy injecting racialised interactions between doctor and patient into the NHS?
UPDATE A Duty to Inform or Channel for Disinformation? BBC Defends Bannon’s ‘Build the Wall’ Interview
7 August 2019,
The public service broadcaster still refuses to explain how it agreed to stage Jon Sopel's interview at the under investigation 'WeBuildtheWall' fundraising event near El Paso.
5 August 2019,
As Bannon's PR stunt near El Paso is swiftly followed by a horrific mass shooting, Hardeep Matharu looks back the Cambridge Analytica origins of 'Build the Wall'.
17 July 2019,
Britain has not really faced up to losing an empire and the unresolved cost is playing out through the traumas of Brexit.
10 July 2019,
Experts across the board fear a Trump-style Boris Johnson Government would be a threat to the criminal justice system.
5 July 2019,
With the likely next Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, praising Britain today as the 'Greatest Place on Earth' all the unlearned lessons of Empire are coming back to haunt us.
2 July 2019,
Hardeep Matharu speaks to Tahir Butt, a Muslim campaigner who spent nearly 30 years in the police, about his experience of racism and identity.
More articles written by Hardeep Matharu