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Woke identitarians reduce people to racial essences. They group us according to racial categories, and then judge us accordingly. Today, anti-racists and racists share an investment in the idea of race. We must abolish it altogether, says
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Yet another UK university library wants to decolonise its book collections in order to 'de-centre Whiteness'. Such a costly exercise is not just daft. It also threatens to subordinate a vital service to yet more woke propaganda, says Dinah Kolka
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People are presenting BLM protesters as a far bigger threat than they actually are. A few dozen people in Brixton, marching in formation and living out some Black Panther fantasy, do not make a paramilitary army. Right-wingers need to calm down:
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For too long, the liberal middle classes, unable to get over Brexit and Trump, have persistently claimed that Russia was behind both. It's utter nonsense. So how come they still get away with peddling this hysterical fiction?, asks
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In Covid Britain, helping the elderly is now a sackable offence. A bakery worker is now out of a job because she accepted cash payments from elderly people. She was told that by taking their money she was ‘endangering’ her colleagues. This is absurd.
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Couldn’t agree more: “The House of Lords should not exist. Whether its members are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ people, principled or self-serving, on the side of Brexit or on the side of stopping Brexit, makes no difference.” Abolish the House of Lords
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The House of Lords behaved disgracefully after the Brexit vote. Peers used their undemocratic power to try to crush 17.4m votes. This must never happen again. It’s time for a referendum on the Lords and we should demand its abolition, says Brendan O’Neill
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Decolonising university libraries will certainly make woke activists feel even better about themselves. But it will do terrible damage to the core purpose of the library - to give students access to the best that has been thought and said, says Dinah Kolka
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JamesHeartfield Aug 2
Me, on Luke Harding’s implausible new spy novel
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No, those Brixton marchers are not an ‘organised militia’. Like so many BLM off-shoots, the Forever Family Force appear to be engaging in a bit of radical cosplay. They’re more Beyonce at the Super Bowl than the Black Panthers at Sacramento:
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An ever-expanding group of people are now considered ‘vulnerable’, going way beyond people who are seriously suffering. Politicians love to ventriloquise on behalf of ‘vulnerable people’. This exaggerated sense of fragility has costs, says
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If Boris Johnson is serious about democracy, he will give us a referendum on the House of Lords. The Lords is a menace to democracy and liberty. The people must be given a say over its future and the chance to demand its abolition, says Brendan O’Neill
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Poland has left the Istanbul Convention on Violence against Women. Critics say Poland is turning into a wife-beating theocracy. But it is right to object to much of this treaty and the postmodern view of gender that it institutes, says
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Luke Harding's daft new book 'Shadow State’ recycles the now tired conspiracy theory that Russia was behind Brexit. This is utter nonsense. It's about time we put this hysterical myth to bed, says
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Yes, Trump is exploiting the Portland riots for political gain. But it is Democrats in the city and the state who gave him this opportunity. Their inability to condemn and get a hold on the protests led things to spin out of control, says
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A bakery worker has been sacked after 44 years of service because she took cash payments from elderly customers. This is absurd. The Covid climate of fear has made society a more uncaring and inhuman place:
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Victorian middle- and upper-class moralisers condemned the ‘depravity’ and 'barbarism' of the working class. It justified their political ascendancy. It seems today's elites share many of their predecessors' prejudices, says Helene Guldberg
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“The original justification for lockdown was to prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed. But we've known since April that was unlikely to happen. Now the government keeps coming up with new reasons to keep restrictions.” Barrister Francis Hoar on lockdown
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Everyone from Shamima Begum to the London mayor and Meghan Markle is now considered ‘vulnerable’. Our exaggerated sense of fragility long predated the pandemic. That is what has driven us into this catastrophic lockdown, says
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Poland plans to leave the Istanbul Convention on Violence against Women. Ignore the predictable outrage from the Euro elites. Poland is right to be concerned by the small print of this authoritarian treaty. Others could follow, says
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