The Spectator’s refusal to apologise for publishing lies about Reni Eddo-Lodge sticks two fingers up at hard working journalists

On 22 October, the Spectator and the Independent published false statements about Reni Eddo-Lodge, author of Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race. Both publications uncritically published comments which suggested that Eddo-Lodge wants to promote a racially segregated society. As part of her campaign to prohibit the teaching of critical race theory in schools, minister for equalities, Kemi Badenoch MP told the Spectator that antiracist authors such as Eddo-Lodge “want a segregated society”. Following publication of the article, the Independent repeated Badenoch’s comment. According to Eddo-Lodge, she was never contacted by journalists from either publication to respond to the claims made against her. Eddo-Lodge approached both outlets asking…

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A woman screams ‘you’re breaking my fingers’ as HS2 protest camp eviction begins

Bailiffs, aided by police, are using brutal force to evict an anti-HS2 protest camp in Jones Hill Wood, Buckinghamshire. Protesters are calling for urgent back-up to help them protect the woodland that will soon be destroyed forever. The police have arrested at least three people so far.In the darkness of early morning on Thursday 1 October, around 40 National Eviction Team (NET) bailiffs, working on behalf of HS2, and accompanied by 20 police officers, made their way into the camp. Footage shows a woman screaming in pain as NET officers assault her in an attempt to remove her. “You’re breaking my fingers!” she screams, as police watch on,…

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