BNP councillor’s suspension confirms ‘no platform’ as the right way forward

The BBC’s recently feeling obliged to invite BNP leader Nick Griffin on Question Time has rightly sparked a debate as to whether the ‘no platform’ for fascists strategy has a future. Some, like the Observer’s Barbara Ellen, have argued that we should encourage a BNP appearance as it would give them rope with Continue reading

Love and Obstacles by Aleksandar Hemon

Each of Hemmon’s short stories – loosely connected by theme, atmosphere and the author’s tendency to create characters that appear autobiographical, but are not – is a gem. Some are fantastical, some down to earth. Together they make something quite strange, and possibly eccentric, that will either leave you intrigued and hooked, as Continue reading