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A 394-year walk with British royalty has done us harm, says top Caribbean historian and reparatory justice campaigner

Trevor Grundy | 15 August, 2021

Sir Hilary Beckles signing a book called ‘Britain’s Black Debt.‘ It tells how some of England’s best respected families  sprung from nowhere until they entered the Caribbean and made billions…   Read more >

Boorish Johnson finds the destruction of mining communities in Scotland something to joke about

Trevor Grundy | 6 August, 2021

PLONKER ON A PLANK:  Boris Johnson, aged 15, at Eton College in 1979. How much longer will this rude and arrogant man run Britain?   By Trevor Grundy   Long-stilled…   Read more >

Russian oligarchs join queue to donate and shake hands with Prince Charles of Bucksinhand Palace

Trevor Grundy | 5 August, 2021

 Emma Raducanu, winner of this year’s US Open – Picture from front page of Private Eye 17-30 September 2021   By Trevor Grundy   On the BBC’s flagship radio Today,…   Read more >

Mike Hartnack (1945-2006) – A great African journalist who will never be forgotten

Trevor Grundy | 2 August, 2021

Michael Hartnack was one of Zimbabwe’s finest journalists and  foreign correspondents. He died  fifteen years ago on August 2, 2006 after suffering a heart attack while attending an art exhibition…   Read more >

Queen’s power to change legislation is archaic and should be scrapped, says Scotland’s top land rights campaigner

Trevor Grundy | 31 July, 2021

Evening at Balmoral, a watercolour by the artist Carl Haag which is on the front page of The Invention of Tradition by Eric Hobsbawm and Terence Ranger,(Cambridge University Press, 1983),…   Read more >

Boris Johnson and Priti Patel say criminals should clean the streets and ‘yobs’ should be put in chain gangs

Trevor Grundy | 28 July, 2021

Crime-crackers Johnson and Patel: Chain gangs minimised the cost of guarding prisoners   By Trevor Grundy   Two of Britain’s most high-profile politicians, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Home Affairs…   Read more >

A perfect storm gathers as Jamaica demands billions of pounds in reparations for the slave trade

Trevor Grundy | 24 July, 2021

Slave in Chains or the Captive Slave attributed to the artist John Simpson 1825-1830   By Trevor Grundy   At a time when athletes take the knee, and when anyone…   Read more >

Keep right on till the end of the Rhodes

Trevor Grundy | 30 June, 2021

Hundreds of books have been written about Cecil Rhodes. One wonders how many of them have been read by student and tutor activists at Oxford University and how many of…   Read more >

The Johnson and Patel way of dealing with asylum seekers exposes a “brutal hostility towards vulnerable people” says charity chief

Trevor Grundy | 28 June, 2021

Asylum seekers crossing the Channel on their way to the land of Hope and Glory   By Trevor Grundy June 22 marked the 73rd anniversary of the arrival of the…   Read more >

Kenneth Kaunda 1924-2021: Farewell to Zambia’s best known Humanist and autocrat

Trevor Grundy | 23 June, 2021

Kenneth Kaunda with Julius Nyerere of Tanzania (on left) with Chinese friends who build a railway that linked Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. (Picture: Trevor…   Read more >