RSS FeedFacebookSearch
Gary Younge
Archive


Buried message: remain paraphernalia on sale at a leftwing campaign meeting.
Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images
Ridiculing Brexiters is a sure way to lose the argument for staying in the EU
If, come 24 June, the liberal establishment should wonder what could have possessed voters to be so stupid and small-minded as to vote to leave the European Union, they could do worse than ponder whether they didn’t win people over precisely because they treated them as “stupid” and “small-minded”.
Ignore the doom merchants: Corbyn has shown he’s a viable leader
Prior to the December byelection in Oldham, where many predicted that Labour would lose to Ukip, the consensus of the commentariat was that anything short of an increased share of the vote for Labour would prove undeniable evidence of Jeremy Corbyn’s disastrous leadership. So confident were they of the conclusion that the first edition of the Daily Mirror, published before the results came in, carried the headline: “Dark night of the polls for Jeremy”. Labour increased its share of the vote by 7.3%. The Mirror changed its headline for later editions. The new consensus was that this victory had nothing to do with Corbyn and was entirely due to the local candidate.
Jeremy Corbyn gives a television interview after unveiling a local council election campaign poster in London, on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.  (AP Photo / Matt Dunham)
The Left Is Winning the Debate. Now What?
After the Labour Party’s electoral defeat in Britain last year, the party’s small left caucus debated whether it should stand a candidate for the leadership at all. Some feared defeat would expose just how small the caucus was. Others insisted that someone needed to at least raise the arguments against anti-austerity and for a progressive foreign policy to counter the narrative that Labour had lost because it was too progressive.


Gerry Adams: ‘a life’s work of internationalism and antiracist solidarity.’
Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty
Racism is a system of oppression, not a series of bloopers
On the weekend in 2001 when Oldham went up in flames during a series of racially charged disturbances, I was at a garden party at the Hay-on-Wye literary festival – when I, along with many others, heard Germaine Greer using the term “nigger in a woodpile”. I walked away, not particularly interested in her justification for using that offensive word. By the time the weekend was through I’d had several calls from newspaper diarists asking me to comment on the incident.
© Gary Younge. All Rights reserved, site built with tlc
Another Day in the Death of America
book review
Younge’s masterwork. To be read through tears. Brilliantly reported, quietly indignant and utterly gripping. Naomi Klein
 follow on twitter
RT @MsJeanRhys: I am of course awfully clever about everything. In theory. And too late.
RT @chakrabortty: Regulators In this country are so underfunded that an employer can expect to wait 500 years for a minimum wage inspection…
RT @DawnButlerBrent: This was really hard to write. But my team said we need to talk about it otherwise things won't change. Over the la…
RT @dianecope1958: Big ask. I am 62 this weekend, so will probably die soon, or get alzheimers or be rendered insane. I would love my 5 min…
RT @CLASSthinktank: .@chilledasad100 exec director of @WarOnWant: Covid crisis could mean half of jobs in the Global South could go. We tal…
RT @YouGov: Stay the hell away, Europeans tell British tourists. % opposed to British tourists coming to their country: Spain: 61% (+15…
RT @CLASSthinktank: 🔜TOMORROW 7pm, join our Zoom event 'Covid-19, #BlackLivesMatter & #ClimateCrisis: What It Means For The Left' w/ @labo
RT @nwynnglos: Horrific statistics from a divided society at war with itself. see @garyyounge Another Day in the Death of America ..
RT @chakrabortty: It is quite possible to believe both that Boris Johnson is the most abject blame-shifter and that care homes are often ru…
RT @poltheoryother: ICYMI 📻 PTO Extra! 📻 Gary Younge on his experience of reporting on racism in the United States for the Guardian, the cu…
© Gary Younge. All Rights reserved, site built with tlc