I’ve been published in the Guardian, The Huffington Post, Open Democracy and I contribute to Blottr. I write about liberal politics around the world, US politics, Marvel comics, Jamaica and history.

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Why Wealth Inequality Does Not Matter Any More – But Should

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Posted 17 April 2014 | (17:46)

Since the global crisis of 2008 there has been much talk about the widening wealth inequality gap throughout all Western nations. This debate is most pronounced in the Anglo-Saxon countries, which uniquely amongst the developed Western economies have traditionally had the widest disparities. The “Occupy Wall Street” movement, though long…

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Race, Class and Black Flight – How the Middle Class Runs UK Media

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Posted 5 February 2014 | (22:46)

A concerned awareness of the proportional lack of ethnic minority representation in UK media is not something new, but the surprise is that in these supposedly meritocratic times, it seems to be getting worse and not better.

Firstly, a glance at the new team behind London Live, the soon…

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“Time a Come” for a Reggae Reggae Royalty!

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Posted 8 January 2012 | (17:27)

So Jamaica may become a republic soon. After 50 years of independence it might cut its ties with the British monarchy and, possibly, more importantly judicial sovereignty from London. It’s hard to argue a coherent case for keeping the link with old Bess in Buck House. The Empire is long…

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Let’s Kill Off Knee Jerk Britain

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Posted 5 January 2012 | (18:54)

We are all guilty of it: being in receipt of only half of the facts and coming to an instant decision because of who was supposed to have said what. I confess that I often lapse into it; I instinctively rail against The Daily Mail’s headlines and feel I should…

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All Obama Has to Do is to Stand Still

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Posted 22 December 2011 | (15:53)

The numbers are looking up for the President according to the latest polls his approval rating is now up to at 49%. It has risen by seven points in a little over a month when he has done well, not much at all. The political winds seem to blowing his…

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The Black English

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Posted 14 December 2011 | (23:00)

What do X factor, the SNP and this summer’s riots have in common? It’s that they force the English to look at themselves and to point to a new English identity that is not in any part British. Whatever the causes for the lawlessness that swept Birmingham, London, Manchester and…

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Where is the Left?

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Posted 2 December 2011 | (10:07)

Its 2011. The US credit rating has been downgraded, Italy has a government with no elected MPs, the Euro is imploding and the organised left across the globe is mute. Its silence is almost deafening. In Britain, the Labour party talks about the squeezed middle but no over arching theories…

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Vernal Brown is dying in New Orleans

As I write this, Vernal Brown is lying in the New Orleans hospital; he is 88 years old and his lungs are ravaged by pneumonia. He’s spent the last few days fighting to regain his strength after an

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Mitt Romney’s time to stand up and to stand for something

The week ended not so badly for the probable Republican front runner Mitt Romney, he won the Maine caucus and also narrowly edged out the darling of the moment Rick Santorum in the CPAC straw poll….

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The Archers, my story of ridicule and belonging

Archers fans can officially break cover. If Martin Scorsese, the winner of gazillions of Oscars and Baftas can mention our guilty secret in his acceptance speech, well there is no reason to be…

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All Obama has to do is to stand still

The numbers are looking up for the President according to the latest polls.

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Ron Paul Republican presidential candidate, A portrait

It’s strange times in the run up to the Iowa caucus on Jan 3rd. The…

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