Tag: UK politics

UK Election: Vote Labour and SNP to Stop the Tories

Vito Laterza , June 7th, 2017

Tomorrow’s general election in the UK will have an impact beyond the narrowing borders of the growing white nationalist parochialism that has infected Britain from left to right….

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We are all Helen Zille. Or, why the West thinks that colonialism was not all bad

Vito Laterza , March 16th, 2017

Check out my latest piece in Africa Is A Country on South African prominent white politician Helen Zille’s tweets in defence of colonialism. I talk about southern African…

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“It’s Tony Blair’s fault…”

Vito Laterza , February 27th, 2017

An imaginary conversation with the Labour leadership. Me: “Was it right to push your MPs to vote for Brexit with no conditions attached? None of your amendments have…

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United against Trump

Vito Laterza , January 23rd, 2017

The poor showing at Trump’s inauguration, and the massive turnout at the Women’s Marches, together with Trump’s popular vote defeat by nearly 3 million votes, prove that chasing…

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Chilcot report is a damning indictment of Blair and Bush’s war in Iraq

Vito Laterza , July 6th, 2016

Today Sir John Chilcot released his report on the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq and its aftermath (you can download the report here). He summarised his findings…

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UK should Remain in the EU to stop the global advance of the far right

Vito Laterza , June 22nd, 2016

Tomorrow the British will go to the polls to decide whether UK should stay within the European Union or not. I truly hope that the majority will vote…

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My top 5 trends of 2015 – and some predictions for 2016

Vito Laterza , December 31st, 2015

With best wishes for a healthy and productive 2016! 1 – WHITE PRIVILEGE UNDER ATTACK Debates and struggles around race have taken centre-stage in 2015, with an intensity…

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Corbyn has no choice but to sack the Blairites

Vito Laterza , December 27th, 2015

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn could soon sack major figures of the shadow cabinet that are opposed to his agenda, especially the principled anti-war stance on the Syrian…

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Don’t bomb Syria

Vito Laterza , December 2nd, 2015

Tonight’s vote in the Commons about Cameron’s plans to bomb Syria has a relevance well beyond the UK borders. Things are heading towards a full military invasion with…

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Anthro in the news 5/18/15

anthropologyworks , May 17th, 2015

Disenchantment and British politics Emma Crewe, social anthropologist and research associate at SOAS, the University of London, published an op-ed in the Times Higher Education (U.K.) on how…