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In one of those eccentricities of time and date, Burns Night in Scotland (January 25) shades into Australia Day (January 26), especially for anyone using social media. This made for a very odd Friday evening this last week while I was working late. I saw Scots cheerfully celebrating their country’s greatest poet and the bonhomie […]

David Lammy doesn’t sound white; he sounds upper-middle-class

I’ve long maintained that race is almost meaningless when it comes to analysing urban disorder in Britain, and the latest burst of destructiveness has done nothing to change my view. In Britain, class is where it’s at, but not the sort of class you’d recognise from the pages of Karl Marx (who is, I’m afraid, […]