It’s easier for politicians and senior police officers to focus on the sins of the past than confront the present.
It is surreal to give Doreen Lawrence a Pride of Britain award for her alleged assault on ‘arcane’ legal principles.
Once the establishment preached the doctrine of race and nation - now the elites have redefined racism as ‘a secular sin’.
The double-jeopardy rule survived the Dark Ages, but it could not survive the New Labour years.
The cultural elite has exploited and politicised the murder of Stephen Lawrence to a degree that would have made Machiavelli blush.
Must-reads from the past week
The Dale Farm clash allowed the commentariat to resuscitate their long-standing loathing for Essex men and women.
Neither police brutality nor anti-police sentiment are what they once were in British society - yet the crisis of authority appears worse than ever.
We all empathise with the mother of Stephen Lawrence. But we don’t have to respect her views on race, policing, Boris or anything else.
The response to the killing of Anthony Walker tells us more about Britain than the murder itself.
In an age when the old certainties have been eroded, ‘anti-racism’ has become a new etiquette.