If you didn’t desert Labour over the Iraq war, why give up on it over Brexit?
Friday 17th May 2019,
, Photograph: Paul Mcerlane/REUTERS
In 2002 I accompanied Tony Benn for a short while on his lecture tour around Britain, watching him speak to packed auditoriums and outselling the magician Paul Daniels in Cornwall by three to one. It was a peculiar time that in many ways presaged the moment in which we find ourselves now.
The missing ingredient in today’s debates? Generosity
Saturday 11th May 2019,
, Illustration by Thomas Pullin
In the early 1960s a white student who had seen Malcolm X speak at her college went to the Nation of Islam restaurant in New York to challenge him on his philosophy. “Don’t you believe there are any good white people,” he recalled her asking, in his autobiography. “I didn’t want to hurt her feelings,” he wrote. “I told her, ‘People’s deeds I believe in, Miss – not their words.’”