Health secretary Matt Hancock says ‘F*ck them kids,’ but which ones is he talking about?
Written by Georgia Hilton-Buckley On Friday June 4th, Jeanette Winterson tweeted a photo of burning books, made significantly more interesting because they were her own books. Winterson, famed author of Oranges are not the only fruit and Sexing the Cherry, burned the republished editions of several of her previous works because she detested the ‘cosy’ blurb which sectioned her into ‘wimmin’s fiction’. I have read a few of Winterson’s novels and greatly admired them, but the prospect of burning books greatly upset me. The history of book burning Burning books has always been a symbol of censorship under both the reign of Nazi Germany, the destruction of the Library of Baghdad and the Burning of Jaffna public library. Under ISIS, burning forbidden texts are common acts of taunting Western media and is probably the most recent act of cultural genocide. Although Winterson is burning her own books, it still sends a strong message that literature can be erased. When the author who shall not be named (Creator of Harry Potter) posted a transphobic essay, many …
Following the news of Prince Phillip’s death on Friday, French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo swiftly mounted their one-trick-pony, and by the very same evening had posted a topical cartoon to their Twitter, depicting ‘l’hommage d’Harry & Meghan au Prince Phillip’
Or brown. Or disabled. Or gay. Or trans.
The free-speech champion, announced early this month, is set to ‘protect’ the legal rights of students and staff on campus — but will it really? Or could it just be another power grab by the government?
2020 may be over, but the fight against racism isn’t. Awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement should not die with 2020, and now, more than ever, it is vital that we continue to talk about it.
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union was once heralded as a watershed moment in European politics, a flagbearer to a coming wave of anti-globalist populism and the death knell to the European Integration Project. Five years on, no one has followed Britain’s charge.
University of Leicester to make up to 145 staff redundant in bid to maintain “academic excellence”
Around the world, news of Trump’s loss has brought hope, relief and excitement. But his poisonous politics are far from defeated. Any lapses in concentration could have devasting consequences.
A letter from Neil’ O’Brien, MP for Harborough, detailing my plan for the government to wage war on woke.
As schools enter October half term, 1.4 million disadvantaged children in the UK who would usually receive Free School Meals will not be receiving food vouchers as a result of the House of Commons vote this week.