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Empire and the Culture War

Byline Times explores the weaponisation of Britain's past as a key tool in a dark project of division and distraction

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‘Let Them Eat Foie Gras’: Big Issues Avoided in Johnson's Culture War Queen's Speech

, 10 May 2022
The Government's new agenda focuses on stoking culture wars, while doing nothing to tackle the number one issue facing people in the UK, reports Adam Bienkov

EXCLUSIVE Male, Pale and Colonial: Russell Group Universities Dominated by Named Buildings Reflective of a Bygone Era

, 26 April 2022
Max Colbert investigates the backgrounds of those commemorated on leading university campuses

The Government’s Rwanda Plan is a Relic of a Colonial Age

, 21 April 2022
Britain's historic hostility towards migration – by politicians of all stripes – has laid the groundwork for Priti Patel's controversial plan to send people seeking asylum to Rwanda, says Thomas Perrett

Lessons for the Left from Scandinavia

, 21 April 2022
Progressive parties in the Nordic countries have also been wrestling with reactionary views towards immigration in recent years, documents Shafi Musaddique

The Rwanda Scheme: Electoral Racism to Policy Racism

, 19 April 2022
Decades of shifting political racism have created a rich reservoir of racialised attitudes for Boris Johnson's regime to exploit, says Martin Shaw

Young People As Prime Targets: Student Loan Hike is the Latest Frontier of the Conservative ‘Culture War’

, 19 April 2022
By allowing student loan debt to soar, the Government is seeking yet more division between young and old, says Maheen Behrana

How has the Black Lives Matter Movement Influenced British Education?

, 12 April 2022
Dr Cheryl Diane Parkinson considers how grassroots campaigners are applying anti-racist principles to the schooling system

Boris Johnson is Fighting a ‘Culture War’ to Cling On to Power

, 11 April 2022
The Prime Minister's divisive comments about trans people are part of a broader attempt to replace his losing political war with a winning cultural war, reports Adam Bienkov

The Church of Putin

, 8 April 2022
Reverend Joe Howard explores how the Russian President has won support from US evangelicals and his playbook matches that of the European far-right

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

EXCLUSIVE GB News Lost £3 Million Before Launch

, 1 April 2022
Sam Bright tracks the financial fortunes of the right-wing broadcaster

Are the Royals Trapped in a Gilded Cage – Or Is Britain?

, 31 March 2022
Is the Royal Family trapped by Britain's past or is the problem our inability to conceive of a social order without monarchy?

Jeremy Clarkson, The Sunday Times and the Slave Trade: Some Basic Failures of Journalism

, 24 March 2022
In his eagerness to whitewash British history, Clarkson didn’t do quite enough research to get his facts straight, says Brian Cathcart

Opening Our Eyes to the Cost of Empire: Why We Must Demand the Return of Nigeria’s Benin Bronzes

, 16 February 2022
Paddy Docherty explains how research for his book on the 1897 invasion of the Kingdom of Benin left him ashamed – an emotion he believes must be converted into action

The Far-Right Attack on Education From Poland to the UK and US

, 8 February 2022
The superintendent of Poland's Małopolska province is seeking to ban anti-racist, pro-human rights groups from working with students – but the attack on progressive education goes beyond Polish borders

Lessons Still Not Learnt From the Windrush Scandal

, 30 November 2021

Lost At Sea: Untethered Britain in the Age of Emotion

, 1 November 2021

Murdoch and Morgan: The Reunion From Hell

, 16 September 2021

Fake History: The New Brexiter Great Crusade

, 7 September 2021

Past Imperfect: Astroturfing History

, 2 September 2021

The Government is Crying Crocodile Tears Over Free Speech On Campuses

, 19 August 2021
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