Women in burqas? No, ban men in suits…

Bannon-acolyte Boris Johnson is the problem Boris Johnson has outraged right-minded people with his attack on Muslim women comparing them to letterboxes and bank robbers if they wear traditional garments. In spite of the obvious racism involved, prominent Tories have defended the former Foreign Secretary and demanded that his critics ‘move on’, in spite of […]

Breaking: Tory Muslim peer hammers party chair over Islamophobia hypocrisy

Tory peer Sayeeda Warsi has gone public on Twitter with a scathing put-down of her party Chair Brandon Lewis after he made a self-satisfied comment on the release of the TellMAMA annual report: Warsi’s point is beyond dispute – as is Lewis’ hypocrisy. Just last month, the Tory chair performed a u-turn within the space […]

Javid open to libel action for Corbyn tweet

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has opened himself to libel action by a tweet – to a now-deactivated account – clearly implying that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn teaches or misleads people to deny the Holocaust. Corbyn has, of course, never said or done anything to lead anyone to deny the holocaust and in late 2016 visited […]

Bannon’s revealing off-mic outburst

Steve Bannon (image DaTechGuyBlog creative commons) Hard-right former Trump aide Steve Bannon has been interviewed a number of times this weekend by friendly faces such as his old pal Nigel Farage. But his composure cracked when he faced even the modest challenge of being ‘called out’ for supporting far-right law-breaker Stephen Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson). […]

Tory chair’s 24hr u-turn – from zero tolerance of Islamophobia to claiming it’s just ‘playing politics’

Brandon Lewis On Friday, Tory chair Brandon Lewis wrote an article for the Conservative Home website in which he claimed that he and the party had adopted a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to Islamophobia by its representatives: But that did not appear to be happening in practice, as Buzzfeed’s Stuart Millar pointed out concerning the case […]

Innocuous 20-word email that signals an earthquake in heart of right-wing Labour

Yesterday afternoon, a short email was sent in the Black Country. Excluding the subject line and signature, it consisted of twenty words. To anyone who didn’t know its significance, it seems mundane, innocuous – but it represented an earthquake occurring right at the heart of right-wing Labour. The backdrop The West Midlands is the core […]

Imagine #Gassama killed people instead – would his religion remain unmentioned?

Malian Mamoudou Gassama has been widely and rightly praised for his heroic intervention to save a child dangling from a fourth-floor balcony. But the mainstream media coverage has had troubling aspects, such as the unchallenged promotion of the idea that immigrants have to ‘earn’ the right to be treated with humanity. But another such feature […]

Video: senior Tory says they listen to Muslim Council. So when is islamophobia inquiry?

Paul Scully makes a promise to the MCB Last week’s local election results saw Labour make significant net gains against the Tories – and an unseemly scramble by the Tory party to scrape any piece of ‘good’ news it could, including the reinstatement of two people suspended for blatant racist comments – one for a vile […]