For some time now, influential voices like Jonathan Portes, Sunder Katwala and Robert Ford have urged 'immigration liberals' to recognise the positive shift in attitudes that has occurred since the peak of anti-immigration sentiment in the 2016 referendum. Liberals and the left risk missing the opportunity, they have argued, for embedding a new, more positive… Continue reading The IPPR report and the continuing salience of political racism
My latest for Byline Times. (For all my articles, see here.)
As the UK returns to what passes for normality after ten days in which the royal succession has stultified public life, my latest for Byline Times (written just before the Queen died) asks: Why do far-right-leaning, white Conservative prime ministers appoint so many politicians of colour to senior positions?
Economist Jonathan Portes recently argued that the Government’s post-Brexit immigration system is a ‘rare success’. I take a different view: my latest in Byline Times. You can view all my articles to Byline Times over the last 15 months here.
Readers may recall that in March, the International Network of Genocide Scholars informed me that they were awarding me a Lifetime Achievement Award. I've received one or two other awards in a long career, but this is the first with a physical embodiment, as the photo shows. Unfortunately I was unable to attend the INOGS… Continue reading My INOGS lifetime award arrives
My new piece in Byline Times
I have a new blogpost for UK in a Changing Europe.
https://bylinetimes.com/2022/06/07/the-single-market-taboo-wont-last-forever/ My latest for Byline Times, on the debate ignited by Tobias Ellwood, argues that to advance the single market case it will be necessary to make the argument for freedom of movement, against entrenched positions still informed by 2016’s anti-immigrant racism.