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No Silence in Music Letter Misses the Point

An open letter signed by 700 UK music industry professionals has become yet another instance of the cultural elite telling regular people that they know the solution to all our problems. Again, this time it is racism. That the open letter even exists shows the...

Covid Causes UK Cinema to Miss a Trick

According to the UK government, face masks are a legal necessity to ensure Britons feel safe going to the shops and indulging in what used to be real life. Confidence, so far, is absent. For independent British cinema, this is now a very real problem; a major...
Face masks: What’s all the fuss about?

Face masks: What’s all the fuss about?

Many questions have arisen during the Covid-19 pandemic, but none more so than the questions surrounding face masks. On Friday 24 July, face masks became mandatory in England in all enclosed public spaces including supermarkets, banks, trains and airports. Failure to...

Free speech for Wiley?

Our older readers will be familiar with Wiley – the rapper who last week posted a series of anti-semitic remarks on social media. We linger on one tweet only, in which he undertook a whirlwind tour of the Israel-Palestine dispute, claiming that “I cannot be...

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