Honestly held opinions and provocative argument based on current events or our recent reports.
Race Report: The Government Marks Its Own Homework Again
Brian Cathcart provides his analysis of today's report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, which found that institutional racism does not exist in Britain
‘It’s Coming from the Top’: Concerns Inside BBC of Fear of Casting Boris Johnson in a Bad Light
Former BBC reporter Patrick Howse speaks to those inside the corporation after Byline Times asked the BBC about its lack of coverage of Jennifer Arcuri’s new revelations of a four-year sexual affair with the now Prime Minister
Why we are Boycotting the Independent Review of Prevent
Dr Fahid Qurashi explains widespread concerns in the Muslim community about the review of the controversial counter-terrorism strategy
Why Does the Anti-Imperial Left So Often End Up Denying Genocide?
From the Soviet Union to China, Bosnia to the Uyghurs, CJ Werleman traces a historic tendency that turns a blind eye to international crimes
Why has Britain Failed Its Businesses when Other Countries have Protected them from the COVID Crisis?
Mike Buckley reports on how the decisions of other governments to provide more comprehensive support to businesses during the pandemic will likely put their economies in a much stronger position than the UK’s
A Race to the Bottom: The Weird World of the 2021 London Mayoral Election
Otto English provides the lowdown on all those hoping to lead the running of the capital... and only just emerges from the rabbit hole
‘Diversity’: A Smokescreen Not A Solution
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
Children Are Not Economic Commodities: The Manufactured Terror of Lost Learning
The widespread panic about schooling during the pandemic reveals the rotten assumptions that underpin our education system, says Chris Bagley
America Can End its Mass Shootings by Treating Violent Attacks like a Contagious Virus
CJ Werleman reports on the third mass shooting in a week in America in Boulder, Colorado, and explores how the country could start to stop such events happening with alarming frequency
Boris Johnson’s Toxic Domestic Posturing Over Nuclear Weapons is Threatening Britain’s Global Leadership Status
The Prime Minister’s strongman antics make a mockery of his ‘Global Britain’ mantra, says Ben Donaldson
Huw Edwards, His Flag and How the BBC’s Appeasement of its Enemies Backfired
The corporation’s biggest mistake was to court and give a platform to extreme voices, says former BBC journalist Patrick Howse
Get the Bunting Out for Bonkers Britain 2021!
Otto English provides his assessment of how a country became consumed by a flag and lost its mind
Strongman Politics and Culture Wars Purposefully Derail All Chances of Progress
In the past week, the police was deployed as an instrument in Boris Johnson’s increasingly authoritarian agenda, argues Maheen Behrana
The Futility of ‘Global Britain’
Mike Buckley’s analysis of the Government’s foreign and defence policy review explores how moving away from Europe leaves the UK with unrealistic ambitions with regards to the rest of the world
Atlanta Murders: The Toxic Relationship Between White Supremacy and Misogyny
CJ Werleman explores the overlap in beliefs between the ideologies and how and why they combine with deadly results