Column / Investigation
Identity, 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
Jacob Rees-Mogg and the Brexiters' Persistent Myths of Empire
Britain has not really faced up to losing an empire and the unresolved cost is playing out through the traumas of Brexit.
EXCLUSIVE How the Shooting Down of a Malaysian Jet Reveals Corbyn's Putin Problem
Paul Canning reveals the Labour Leadership's alarming tendency to mitigate the crimes of the Kremlin.
The Myths of Immigration Just Don't Add Up
Jonathan Portes, Professor of economics and public policy at King's College London, on why the UK has long been a country shaped by immigration and immigrants – and how the reality of this is not as bad as the rhetoric portrays.
Brexit and Empire: Nostalgia for a Nation that Never Was is Driving Britain over a Cliff
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.
Why do the British Not Eat Horsemeat? How Icons of the British Countryside have been Weaponised by the Brexit Establishment
Iain Overton on where power has always resided in Britain – and why the horse is its ultimate symbol.
Divide and Rule: ‘Colonial Mindsets Fuelling Islamophobia and Racism’
Hardeep Matharu speaks to Tahir Butt, a Muslim campaigner who spent nearly 30 years in the police, about his experience of racism and identity.