Mass anti-racism protests take place in cities across UK

June 7, 2020

Tens of thousands of people attended protests across the UK on Sunday – including one where a statue of a slave trader was pulled down – after a week in which growing numbers defied calls from politicians and police to avoid mass gatherings to rally against racial injustice. In London, thousands gathered outside the US […]

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Plenty of reasons to keep clapping | Brief letters

May 26, 2020

I don’t agree that the “clap for carers” has become politicised (Let’s stop clapping for the NHS, says woman who started the ritual, 22 May). It might have become an empty gesture for some, a tedious ritual for others, but for this elderly person staying safe in lockdown, it is a special moment that lights […]

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Why hoarding power in London doesn’t work | Letters

May 20, 2020

T he tragedy that England has the highest excess death rate in Europe (How England found itself at the wrong end of the Covid-19 league table, 17 May) is not all down to austerity and the indolence of current ministers. England has been failed by a political culture that still clings to the imperial idea […]

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