If the Toulouse killings do turn out to change the course of French democracy, that ought to trouble us as democrats. The identity of a violent murderer should not decide a major democratic election, argues Sunder Katwala.
Is Martin Amis’ dispiriting ‘state of the nation’ novel trying to dampen Jubilee joy? It looks like his new novel, about a young lottery-winning criminal, will paint a bleak picture of broken Britain. Sunder Katwala asks if Amis is Britain’s chief miserabilist.
Enoch Powell was right about levels of immigration but not its consequences, and the visceral reaction to his speech has left Britons worried about discussing the consequences of immigration, argues Sunder Katwala in a speech in Bristol.
Royal Greenwich needs to clean up its act, and clear up the Silver Jubilee’s Thames Path in time for this year’s celebrations, says Rachael Jolley.
‘Physical theatre’ group DV8’s latest production Can We Talk About This? is currently being performed at London’s National Theatre. Sunder Katwala applauds its corporeal flare but finds a lack of serious engagement with its subject matter of multiculturalism.
The Daily Mail cannot seem to agree on what constitutes being British when it comes to sport.
Long-time teacher of English to new arrivals in this country Jo Thorp finds the rewards are great for both students and society, but following funding cuts, there are massive waiting lists for most courses.
The Daily Mail is campaigning against Plastic Brits, but the ugly term, being used to describe people who the newspaper thinks shouldn’t represent Britain, misrepresents the nation’s sporting history.
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