Amidst verbal and actual violence, it is tempting to seek to shut down, say, Farage or Lammy altogether. But politics without anger would be impossible – and undesirable.
Posts Tagged: Nazism
Andy Street: Anti-Muslim terror and anti-gay protests. The one thing we mustn’t tolerate is intolerance – wherever it comes from.
The New Zealand attack, the Birmingham school protests – and what we’re doing in the West Midlands to build cohesion and resilience.
Sara Khan should hold an investigation into racial and religious prejudice among all the main parties.
Mohammed Amin: The New Zealand atrocity – and the symbiotic relationship between anti-Muslim and Islamist terrorists
The attack is a salutary reminder that all terrorists, by definition, believed in something and have a cause.
UKIP’s dominant figure tried and failed to keep his party free of Tommy Robinson’s poison. The worst possible people are taking over at the worst possible time.
These acts of remembrance may in some slight measure salve grief, and enable those who have not had to endure such things to give thanks for those who do.
The immediate effect of the election will be a period of fraught negotiation, but it might not be a bad change in the long-term.
McCain knew that politics should be a fierce contest, restrained by respect for civilians and one’s enemies.
There would, quite rightly, be outrage if a senior Conservative figure delivered a speech to a crowd which waved fascist flags.
The Law and Justice Party has sought to foment a poisonous dynamic which could do great harm to relations with Poland’s Jews.
He was excoriated for ramping up tensions over North Korea rather than cooling them down. But his aggression seems, for the moment at least, to be paying off.
Values give real power to people – not symbols. Of all the issues that we face, is this truly one that our Prime Minister should be focusing on?
If we aren’t willing to honestly apply the same rules to ourselves as to our opponents, everyone loses out
If you criticise Trump’s Charlotteville generalisations while defending the same tactics from Corbyn, you’re making our politics worse.
Of course it is not sufficient to condemn violent racism, like that in Charlottesville, because it is unkind. But history teaches us that we must watch for signs of a loss of empathy for others.
One virtue of democracy is that it does not give special prominence to the loudest people in judging the mood of a crowd.