Dear Mark Bullingham, In your recent message to England supporters, you said: ‘Major tournaments don’t come around often, and when they do it’s an opportunity to unite friends, family and the country.’ We couldn’t agree more! However, the decision to encourage players to ‘take the knee’ and then to denigrate fans who oppose the gesture, […]
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In early March DDU wrote an open letter to the FA expressing our concern over its ambivalent stance regarding BLM and players taking the knee (you can read our original letter here). We received a prompt reply that fails to address any substantial points and shows a lack of foresight regarding the impact its policy […]
We argue that the introduction of subjective criteria, combined with existing practical problems, exacerbates the likelihood of negative consequences of hate crime legislation.
Samuel Paty in Paris, Simone Barreto Silva, Nadine Devillers, Vincent Loquès and one as yet unnamed victim in Nice, and four dead in Vienna, not to mention those seriously injured. The casualties of three devastating Islamist terror attacks within the last three weeks. Following Paty’s murder, the demonstrations of solidarity in France stood in stark […]
We are members of the University and College Union (UCU). Some of us have been active in organising in branches, including in past industrial disputes. The following reflects strong disagreements we have with the orientation of our union, manifest in the current motions that have been proposed to our Congress and sector conferences to be […]
Over on our Universities, you can follow a link to our third letter to a Vice Chancellor To be told that, simply because of an immutable characteristic, your skin colour, you are actively complicit in the deaths of black people, is psychologically very dangerous. I would question whether it is in fact against equality legislation […]
Dear fellow academics In the wake of the horrifying and brutal killing of George Floyd, many in the UK expressed heartfelt solidarity; widespread protests showed a genuine commitment to opposing racism. Since then, however, activists, corporations and institutions seem to have seized the opportunity to exploit Floyd’s death to promote an ideological agenda that threatens […]