The first Asians to be expelled from Uganda under the regime of Idi Amin in 1972 to arrive in England. (Photo by George W. Hales/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

The Spectator on Britain’s treatment of refugees

30 January 2014 14:51

The British government has said it will allow in some of Syria’s most vulnerable refugees. The Home Office hasn’t specified how many will be admitted but says it will probably… Continue reading

Godfrey Bloom MEP in full flow in the European Parliament. (FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Are people really that offended by Godfrey Bloom’s comments?

7 August 2013 14:39

Lots of people are hating on Ukip’s Godfrey Bloom after he featured on the Today programme attacking foreign aid, which he said was used ‘to buy Ray-Ban sunglasses, apartments in… Continue reading


SPECTATOR DEBATE: When did we stop caring about our national culture?

5 July 2013 16:50

Peter Hitchens will be speaking at the next Spectator Event on 9 July, debating the motion ‘Too much immigration, too little integration?’ along with Ken Livingstone, David Goodhart, Trevor Phillips… Continue reading

Douglas Murray's critics overlook the fact that the 2011 census uses the terminology 'white British' to describe an element of the population.

A reply to certain critics

10 May 2013 16:11

It was Dean Howells who first said, ‘The problem for a critic is not making enemies but keeping them.’ On this account I have been diligent and fortunate in my… Continue reading

Niall Ferguson pictured with his wife, Ayaan Hirsi Ali. (GILES HEWITT/AFP/Getty Images)

In defence of Niall Ferguson

8 May 2013 18:05

One of the most striking divides in the left/right political debate is this. Those on the right disagree with people on the left. They find left-wing opinions misguided, incorrect or… Continue reading

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What shall we do with the racist lap-top?

6 February 2013 11:18

Important work from Latanya Sweeney of Harvard University into the inherent racism of internet search engines. She carried out a study which demonstrated a clear difference between the sort of… Continue reading

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Racism: Going overground?

23 August 2012 11:51

Some mad black woman has been arrested for screaming racist abuse about white people on a London bus. She said repeatedly that she hated whites, and was only in this… Continue reading

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Sinophobia, the last acceptable racism

12 August 2012 12:30

The Chinese have excelled at London 2012, much to the annoyance of their Western rivals. In this week’s issue of the Spectator, Ross Clark argues that the claims against swimmer… Continue reading

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The racism of the respectable

24 July 2012 19:33

To be a racist in Britain, you do not need to cover yourself in tattoos and join a neo-Nazi party. You can wear well-made shirts, open at the neck, appreciate… Continue reading

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An ideological hatred

22 July 2012 15:55

Two events this week have highlighted, from very different places, an identical problem. In Bulgaria on Wednesday a bomb was detonated on a tour bus carrying Israelis. Six people were… Continue reading

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Rio’s choc-ice

16 July 2012 11:00

I shall be ringing the Crown Prosecution Service later today to insist that they bring a prosecution against the footballer Rio Ferdinand for having concurred with a tweeted suggestion that… Continue reading

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Paul Simon and the shrill left

3 July 2012 9:45

The opinion on Paul Simon’s famous Graceland album seems finally to have swung 180 degrees from where it once was. Simon recorded the music — which has just bee re-released… Continue reading

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Racism and real estate

26 June 2012 16:45

If racism presupposes that different ethnic groups cannot live harmoniously together, then segregation puts that theory into practice. Carl H. Nightingale’s Segregation: A Global History of Divided Cities, teaches us… Continue reading

Racism In Football Summit

The politics of sport

10 June 2012 10:15

Football dominates the newspapers this morning, with England due to begin their European Championship campaign tomorrow. But the issue of racism in Ukraine, and to a lesser extent Poland, is… Continue reading


A few Easter questions

9 April 2012 12:11

Apologies for my absence from this area: I took my two boys away for an uplifting week of cycling on a windswept and pretty Dutch island. I suppose they might… Continue reading


It’s poverty, not race, that ought to concern us more

6 January 2012 12:50

My Daily Telegraph column today is about how poverty is a greater problem in Britain than racism, which I describe as an ‘almost-vanquished evil’. This has drawn some criticism, not… Continue reading


From the archives: ‘Britain is no longer racist’

24 November 2011 11:09

In Brixton this morning, Nick Clegg delivered a speech on race equality. He said ‘There is another front in the war on race inequality that is too often neglected: economic opportunity…… Continue reading


Miliband admits immigrant workers in pole position

26 September 2011 14:55

So, like squeezing blood from a stone, Labour has at last admitted that unconstrained immigration from what was once called Eastern Europe made life a lot harder for many British… Continue reading