Surprisingly good news in the hate crime figures

Surprisingly good news in the hate crime figures

The annual hate crime figures released today (Tuesday) revealed another dismal increase in recorded incidents: a 17 per cent annual increase to 94,098 in total incidents 2017-2018 and what the BBC called a 40 per cent “surge” in religion linked incidents from 5,949 to...
Immigration after Brexit

Immigration after Brexit

The Migration Advisory Committee report on EU migration is typically hard-headed and balanced and does not accept the often-repeated-as-fact argument that free movement has had clear economic benefits. As MAC Chair Alan Manning writes: “EEA migration as a whole has...
One small step for prison reform

One small step for prison reform

This week the Justice Secretary outlined plans to make prisons safer, disrupt criminality within the estate and promote rehabilitation. He announced a £30 million package of new initiatives  including a digital analysis tool to identify those likely to be most...
Brexit, Windrush and the rebirth of liberal Britain

Brexit, Windrush and the rebirth of liberal Britain

After the depressing Windrush stories of patriotic Caribbean soldiers being harassed for lack of documents they never knew they needed, the royal wedding’s tapestry of positive images of black Britons was a welcome relief. The Windrush scandal was leapt upon by...