Let’s unite to combat racism

Originally posted in Camden New Journal

WE the undersigned from across Camden and north London note with concern a rise in racism in Britain and across Europe.

In contrast to those who seek to divide us through whipping up bigotry and hatred – whether that be scapegoating migrants, through attacking the Muslim community or any other form of racial hatred – we celebrate the multi-cultural, vibrant and diverse nature of London and the communities we live in. … Read the rest

Romanians do not recognise this thief stereotype – and neither do the British

After the disappointment of not seeing waves of Romanians arriving in the UK once restrictions were lifted, some tabloids have found a new eastern European bestseller: the abuse to the benefits system.

A particular case attracted my attention: the Daily Mail interviewed “Rudi”, described as “an ebullient 28 years old” who lives with his family on benefits, around Nottingham. … Read the rest