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Hardeep Matharu is the Editor of Byline Times

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Backwards Britain: Having Rejected a European Future, We Can Only Hark Back to an Imperial Past

, 5 April 2022
Hardeep Matharu explores how the Russian invasion of Ukraine has exposed the UK's perilous retreat – at a time when collaboration and a new vision of itself is required to navigate the dangerous realities of a changing world
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‘A Populist Demagogue’ – Johnson’s Government ‘Most Extreme I’ve Seen’, says Former Tory Attorney General

, 11 December 2021
Dominic Grieve told Byline TV that the Government’s disregard for the rule of law, its xenophobic rhetoric over migrants and its cronyism show why the Conservative Party’s problems go beyond one leader

‘Terrifying’ – Johnson’s Government ‘Following Far-Right Playbook’ on Crushing Dissent

, 7 December 2021
Labour peer and former Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti told Byline Times that new amendments to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill are designed to frame people peacefully demonstrating as terrorists

Even as the World Burns, Johnson has to Play his Anti-Immigrant Fiddle

, 1 November 2021
The Prime Minister activated his base in the one way he really knows how, when he claimed that the fall of the Roman Empire has great lessons for today’s climate emergency, says Hardeep Matharu

‘Deserving’ or ‘Undeserving’ Refugees? Johnson and Patel’s Afghanistan Problem

, 16 August 2021
With a key pillar of the Government’s ‘culture war’ protecting our island nation from unpalatable ‘others’, Hardeep Matharu explores the crass and complex classifications at the heart of the Government’s neocolonial immigration policy

‘Good Chaps’ Left the Building a While Ago, Britain – It’s Time to Wake Up

, 23 July 2021
Hardeep Matharu argues that Labour MP Dawn Butler’s removal from the House of Commons after calling Boris Johnson a ‘liar’ finally exposed the structural failings at the heart of the British state

A Smokescreen for Tragedy: The Human Cost of Populism

, 5 May 2021
The ultimate cost of corruption, incompetence, division and myth is always there, waiting to be brought home – as it has been for too many people in India and around the world during the Coronavirus pandemic, writes Hardeep Matharu

David Cameron: Johnson’s Convenient Scapegoat

, 13 April 2021
With his dual tactics of projection and deflection, the current Prime Minister has pulled off a masterstroke by launching an inquiry into the former Prime Minister’s conflicts of interest, says Hardeep Matharu

‘Stories are Chosen due to Editorial Merit’ and ‘Newsworthy Updates’: BBC Responds to Concerns over Lack of Coverage of New Johnson Sexual Affair Revelations

, 30 March 2021
Hardeep Matharu asked the corporation why it is not telling its readers and viewers of new claims by Jennifer Arcuri this week of a four-year sexual relationship with the now Prime Minister

Anti-Woke Crusade Igniting Threats to Safety and Careers: ‘There’s So Much Hatred Projected at Women in Public Life’, Warns Historian

, 11 February 2021
Hardeep Matharu reports on how the history of the English countryside has turned into a dangerous battleground as various forces try to provoke an uncivil culture war

Johnson’s ‘Woke’ Rambling Reveals his Alt-Right Alliance with Trump’s Culture Wars

, 21 January 2021
A simple question about Joe Biden put to the Prime Minister exposed the deep and historic ties of his Vote Leave regime with the ethos of the former US President – the last thing Johnson wants to confront, argues Hardeep Matharu

Blinding Exceptionalism: The Insidious Attacks on British Democracy Are No Less Dangerous than Trump’s America

, 7 January 2021
Hardeep Matharu explores why the attacks on the rule of law and accountability by Boris Johnson and his Government are not interpreted to be as alarming for the UK as the more overt destruction being waged by Donald Trump in America

Britain’s Rump Trumpocracy: An Imperial State – Without An Empire

, 12 November 2020
As the US moves away and Brexit crumbles, former Prime Minister John Major has exposed the isolation and colonial nostalgia of Britain, argues Hardeep Matharu

Imperial Amnesia Strikes Back: ‘Racism in America Nothing to do with Us’

, 21 October 2020
In a debate on the UK’s Black History Month, Kemi Badenoch highlighted the Government’s colonial arrogance by deflecting attention and throwing its ‘special’ ally under the bus

Johnson’s Suggestion that ‘Freedom-Loving’ Britain has a Death Wish May Be his Greatest Insight

, 22 September 2020
With 60,000 people dead from COVID-19, a failing economy, a trashed international reputation, a ‘no deal’ Brexit looming and a second Coronavirus wave, Hardeep Matharu explores whether the Prime Minister is right in declaring that the British public’s own sense of exceptionalism has put the UK on a unique, sadopopulist path

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