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Hardeep Matharu

Hardeep Matharu is the Editor of Byline Times

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‘If Someone Told Me to Go Back and Live In Romania, I Would Really Struggle’

, 22 December 2021
Hardeep Matharu speaks to Romanian-born Labour county councillor Dr Alex Bulat about damaging political narratives around migration, the insidious nature of British prejudice and why she has always felt more at home in the UK

‘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

‘History Will Judge this Shabby Government’ and its Weaponisation of Refugee Lives, says Lord Alf Dubs

, 26 November 2021
The Labour peer – who fled the Nazis and came to Britain as a child refugee in 1939 – told Byline Times that Priti Patel’s plans "to penalise people for the way they reach safety is absolutely unheard of in the history of refugees"

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

‘Us and Them’ Politics Puts Us All in Danger

, 16 October 2021
The more we are wound up through a divisive politics of polarisation, the less safe we all ultimately are, 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

‘Met Police Response to its Institutional Corruption is a Form of Institutional Corruption’

, 22 July 2021
The chair of the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel says the Metropolitan Police’s immediate denial of systemic issues of corruption in the force demonstrates the very problem its report into a 34-year-old unsolved murder highlighted

The Daniel Morgan Report: From ‘Institutional Racism’ to ‘Institutional Corruption’: No ‘Hierarchy of Sickness’ in Met Police Failures, says Morgan Family

, 15 June 2021
Institutional corruption is wide-ranging, says Alastair Morgan, after the independent panel report into his brother’s 1987 murder is finally published

Is Priti Patel Intervening to Stop Report into Daniel Morgan Murder Finally Confirming Institutional Corruption in the Media and Police?

, 18 May 2021
Eight years after it was established, the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel is finally ready to release its findings into the unsolved 1987 murder of the private detective. So why has the Home Secretary now delayed its publication to ‘review’ its contents?

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

‘Diversity’: A Smokescreen Not A Solution

, 25 March 2021
As Buckingham Palace conducts a ‘diversity review’, Hardeep Matharu explores how the focus on ‘opportunity’, minority recruitment drives and Boris Johnson’s ‘most diverse’ Cabinet actually sidesteps the issue of tackling systemic racism in Britain today

Why is Sarah Everard’s Murder a Tipping Point?

, 16 March 2021

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