Racism

What Scotland is seeing is a Unionist revival, not a Conservative one

13 May 2017 9:00 am

It’s a Unionist revival Sir: Contrary to Alex Massie’s claims, there is no rebirth of Scottish Conservatism in Scotland (‘Queen…

Two refugee lovers take on the world

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Every nation has the right to control its borders, but we in the West are getting a bit too comfortable…

The latest first novels are full of violence, loss and grief

22 April 2017 9:00 am

If you go down to the woods today… That is the starting point for Idaho by Emily Ruskovich, who grew…

The mad, bad crusade against 'cultural appropriation'

1 April 2017 9:00 am

It’s usually best to ignore the indignant fury of the 21st-century young. We’re used to them now, these snowflakes, posing…

Some atrocities make no sense: the Westminster attack may be one

1 April 2017 9:00 am

‘On Friday noon, July the 20th, 1714,’ begins the small, perfect 20th-century novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey, ‘the…

Dialogue so ham-fisted it makes you die inside: Ghost in the Shell reviewed

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Ghost in the Shell is the Hollywood live-action remake of the 1995 Japanese anime of the same name and it’s…

Knowledge, experience, taste, are not enough to make a great radio DJ

25 February 2017 9:00 am

This weekend Brian Matthew will present his last-ever Sounds of the 60s show on Radio 2. Now 88, he’s been…

Why Geert Wilders is taking over Dutch politics

28 January 2017 9:00 am

With the rise of Geert Wilders, the long Dutch tradition of liberalism is at risk of destroying itself

A Roman emperor’s inauguration to rival Donald Trump’s

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Given that Donald Trump is not the most popular president the USA has ever seen, even among his own party,…

Stupidity takes hold of another students’ union

21 January 2017 9:00 am

I had never heard the acronym Soas before I started work at the BBC, almost 30 years ago. But as…

The hateful whispers that make me want to move from London to Tel Aviv

21 January 2017 9:00 am

It’s time I left London’s anti-Semites behind

When blacking up carried the death penalty

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Black background A Morris dancing troupe with blacked-up faces had to abandon its performance in a Birmingham shopping centre after…

'My son the fanatic' revisited

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Fanatics, fundamentalists and fascists

Matthew Parris vs Matt Ridley on Brexit bitterness

10 December 2016 9:00 am

A conversation about Brexit and bitterness

Forbidden love: Rosamund Pike as Ruth Williams and David Oyelowo as Seretse Khama

Such courage, bravery and love – if only we could feel it: A United Kingdom reviewed

26 November 2016 9:00 am

A United Kingdom is based on the greatest love story you probably didn’t have a clue about. I know I…

Donald Trump represents the new normal – on both sides of the Atlantic

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Trump’s victory is the latest manifestation of an enormous paradigm shift

Hillary Clinton has it all wrong on crime

22 October 2016 9:00 am

New York  Antonio Cromartie is one of the numerous professional and amateur athletes in America who now refuse to stand…

Sitting comfortably? The Good Immigrant will change that

24 September 2016 9:00 am

The Good Immigrant, a collection of essays about black and ethnic minority experience and identity in Britain today, is inconsistent,…

My Holiday Hell: a ‘romantic’ break on the Isle of Wight ruined by rain, rudeness . . . and racism

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Ariane Sherine recalls a ‘romantic’ break ruined by rain, rudeness . . . and racism

Trump is right about America’s rigged system

17 September 2016 9:00 am

The sense of grievance he has tapped into is real – and justified

My fascist moment on the ship of failures

3 September 2016 9:00 am

There are no roads from the Peruvian river port of Iquitos, but the rich take aeroplanes. Those who cannot pay…

Lizzie Roper as Else and Simon Day as Alf Garnett in ‘Till Death Us Do Part’

Watching old, unPC sitcoms should be part of the national curriculum

3 September 2016 9:00 am

I think I might be turning into Alf Garnett. When I was growing up I saw him as an obnoxious,…

Peter Ho Davies’s Chinese-Americans are neither one thing nor the other

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Peter Ho Davies’s second novel, The Fortunes, is a beautifully crafted study, in four parts, of the history of the…

Italy’s migrant purgatory

20 August 2016 9:00 am

The car park near Dante’s tomb is full of the young menwe have encouraged to flee to Europe for a better life

Hate crime is real – ask any Pole in Britain

13 August 2016 9:00 am

The hate is real Sir: It is clearly an exaggeration to call Britain a bigoted country (‘We are not a…