10 October 2006

End this Muslim-Mania

The frenzied obsession with veils and all things Islamic looks like a distraction from facing up to some home truths about our society.

10 October 2006

A veiled debate

British women who wear the niqab have more in common with hoodies than with Islamic tradition.

24 August 2006

Another million Eastern European immigrants? Let them in!

The UK government’s proposed restrictions on immigration from the new EU states are motivated by mean-spirited NIMBYism.

9 August 2006

Not-so-positive discrimination

The UK government’s plan to monitor the number of black and Asian people employed by private companies is an affront to meritocracy, universalism and genuine equality.

27 July 2006

Trial by TV and tabloid

Last night's BBC documentary The Boys Who Killed Stephen Lawrence showed that this tragic murder has been turned into a morality tale about the oafishness of the white working classes.

14 July 2006

Inviting Hindus to play the victim card

A survey of British Hindus reveals the extent to which multiculturalism fosters division and grievance.

3 February 2006

The press should be free to ridicule Islam

On the European controversy about those Danish cartoons.

20 January 2006

Iran: an irrational war of words

The spat between the West and Iran highlights the dangers of making up foreign policy as you go along.

20 September 2005

Trevor Phillips: ghetto blaster?

The chair of the Commission for Racial Equality might worry about racial segregation in Britain's cities, but his proposed solutions will only push people further apart.

The price of multiculturalism

What the responses to the killing of Anthony Walker in Liverpool and the failed bombings in London reveal about contemporary Britain.