RSS FeedFacebookSearch
Gary Younge
Archive
Getting it together
Worse still, I knew there were many back at home who would agree with them. The insults - "Go back to where you come from" - and the interrogation - "But where do you really come from?" - were still ringing in my ears. A few years later Norman Tebbit would set us his notorious test. So if news of the black MPs' election validated me in the eyes of the Sudanese, it also helped to legitimise my own personal narrative. It assisted me with a meaningful description of who I was, at a time when no definition was readily available. I was a black Briton; I even had "compatriots". I might have been born here, but their electoral success helped me feel that I had arrived.
The stirrer
"Lightning strike!" said Benn. "What's it about?"
My five tests for the euro
The five economic tests that Britain must pass before joining the euro have never been particularly convincing. Since Brown both laid down the criteria for them and will judge whether or not they have been met, it is a bit like students sitting an exam in which they have written the questions and will mark the paper. Anyone who doesn't pass under those circumstances must have far greater problems than the subject matter could ever pose.
Premature adulation
Now his statue stands on one end of Monument Avenue in the city - a tribute to the late humanitarian and only black man ever to have gained an All-England Club singles title.
© Gary Younge. All Rights reserved, site built with tlc
Stranger in a Strange Land – Encounters in the Disunited States
book review
'It often takes an outsider to look inside. This is especially true of the United States.'
 follow on twitter
RT @GoldsmithsUCU: 💥💥💥 Our rally is tomorrow! We are demanding that management #ReistateDesAndGholam to HoD duties with immediate effect. A…
RT @jotaemi: Acabo de llegir això del @garyyounge sobre la importància que coses que passen cada dia arribin a les notícies. Per exemple, a…
RT @pplsassembly: Volunteers needed for this Sunday’s demonstration in Victoria square, Birmingham. Please send an email if you can help t…
@MichaelRosenYes My 57-year-old brother, Wayne, is right behind you. I was named after Gary Sobers. Quite where a r… https://t.co/3mUHlOpi9Z
RT @GoldsmithsUCU: We are organising an important rally this Tuesday, 27th to defend @lazebnic and @gkhiabany from trade union victimisatio…
Most popular baby names for 2022 as 'extinct' choice makes a comeback - Gary is back https://t.co/rRlktRyQz9
RT @THEworldsummits: The THE World Academic Summit is just around the corner! Don’t miss our jam-packed agenda, including key session: ‘Un…
Financial Times: "The reductions in income tax mean that an individual earning £200,000 stands to make annual tax s… https://t.co/1Gj3oexgEZ
RT @PINsykes: I’ve wanted to i/v @garyyounge since his 2017 investigation Beyond The Blade. In this ep of DIR,Gary explains why knife crime…
RT @ucu: University vice chancellors: a true story. Watch, share, and then Vote YES. #ucuRISING https://t.co/VPEVuBEs5f
© Gary Younge. All Rights reserved, site built with tlc