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Identity politics is killing off healthy debate

From Rachel Sylvester in THE TIMES, 9 October 2018: It is a year since the Eurosceptic Tory MP Chris Heaton-Harris, then a government whip, wrote to universities requesting a list of the names of professors involved in the teaching of European affairs “with particular reference to Brexit”, together with copies of each syllabus and links…

Don’t feel guilty, selfishness is the new religion

From James Marriott in THE TIMES, 9 October 2018: Fancy doing some radical politics? It’s all right, you don’t even have to leave the house. Pop upstairs and run a bath. If you’re feeling especially political you might want to add some bubbles. Jump in. Congratulations, you’re performing a radical act of self care. In…

UK asylum seekers refused housing over ‘social cohesion issues’

From Diane Taylor in The Guardian, 27 September 2018: Some asylum seekers have been banned from accommodation in north-east England because of “social cohesion issues” and far-right activity, a move lawyers have described as “discriminatory”, the Guardian has learned. Details of the ban emerged in a note from the Home Office to an asylum seeker’s…