Rakib Ehsan, spiked

Rakib Ehsan

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Recent:
  • spiked
  • CapX
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  • The Telegraph
  • EUobserver

Recent articles by Rakib:

Britain is more welcoming than ever

Post-Brexit xenophobia is a chattering-class myth. → Read More

The leaked report on illegal migrants show an asylum system that is not fit for purpose

When is a refugee not a refugee? That’s the important question that has been raised by a recent leaked military intelligence report on the illegal Channel boat crossings. According to the document, which found its way to the Mail on Sunday, four in 10 of the 2,863 migrants who arrived on small boats between June […] → Read More

Rishi Sunak wants to be censor-in-chief

Railing against Britain is not a sign of ‘extremism’. → Read More

Team Sunak should stop playing the race card

Blaming his campaign struggles on racism is desperate and wrong. → Read More

A decade on, how should we assess the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics?

It’s exactly 10 years to the day since the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. While at the time there was much fanfare about a moment of national unity after the awful post-crash years, the longer term legacy of the Games ought to be subject to close scrutiny. Before 2012, there was certainly a […] → Read More

Forget talk of 'sell-outs' and 'coconuts' – the Tories' diversity is something to celebrate, not disparage

In what is the most ethnically and racially diverse party leadership contest in British political history, half of the eight Conservative candidates who have made it through the first round of voting – Rishi Sunak, Nadhim Zahawi, Suella Braverman and Kemi Badenoch – are non-white. Had Sajid Javid and/or Rehman Chishti mustered more support among […] → Read More

The left’s problem with diversity

The Tory leadership race has revealed the ugliness of woke ‘anti-racism’. → Read More

It's raining men – but that's no cause for celebration

Are there too many men in Britain? One of the less-discussed patterns of the first tranche of 2021 census data is a pronounced imbalance between the sexes in younger age groups. Put simply, every year there are more baby boys than girls born in England and Wales Now, this isn’t a new phenomenon – in […] → Read More

The horrifying Oldham report once more underlines the state's failure to protect vulnerable children

The independent review into historic child sexual exploitation in Oldham means institutional failures over tackling grooming gangs has once again been thrust into the spotlight. The review makes grim reading. It found that vulnerable children had been failed by the agencies that were responsible for ensuring their protection, with procedures not being properly followed. While […] → Read More

We need to drop the caricature of British Muslims

British Muslims are not disaffected and marginalised. Most are thriving, trusting in our institutions and optimistic for the future. → Read More

Britain has made great progress in the Queen's 70-year reign – but there is no room for complacency

As the country celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, it’s worth taking stock of the remarkable changes that Britain has undergone in her seven-decade reign. The Queen has personally played a significant role in fostering one of the most successful examples of a multi-ethnic democracy in the modern world. Britain has made considerable technological progress and […] → Read More

Salman Abedi was hiding in plain sight

Political correctness and systemic failures are crippling our counter-terrorism efforts. → Read More

Can a Tory emphasis on crime blunt Labour's cost of living attacks?

The Queen’s Speech, a brief one delivered by Prince Charles in the absence of Queen Elizabeth, has thrust crime back into the limelight. While the cost-of-living crisis continues to dominate the news, the Government will be hoping to shape the national agenda towards policy areas where they historically enjoy an advantage over Labour (even though […] → Read More

Labour is taking minorities for granted

From Harrow to Tower Hamlets, Labour is losing ground with certain groups. → Read More

Triumph and tribulation: Labour's London performance can't mask its provincial problems

The local election results which have emerged so far in England paint a messy picture – one with no clear winners and losers. There is no denying that Labour had a stunning night in London, gaining three Tory-held flagship councils in the capital. Westminster and Wandsworth had been held by the Conservatives since 1964 and […] → Read More

Meet the unlikely Le Pen voters

France’s non-white overseas territories voted overwhelmingly for the hard-right firebrand. → Read More

New immigration figures show just how 'racist' Brexit Britain really is

Since the UK’s departure from the EU – facilitated by a referendum outcome where immigration was one of the main policy concerns among Leave voters – the debate over how open and tolerant a country we are has raged on. And it seems those Remainer sophisticates who would have you believe that Boris Johnson leads […] → Read More

Our solidarity with Ukraine has nothing to do with race

The claim that Brits only care about Ukrainians because they’re white is a grotesque smear. → Read More

The absurdity of snubbing Tony Sewell

Speaking out against racial identity politics has become an act of heresy. → Read More

While Britain fights for democracy abroad, we can't ignore the crisis of confidence at home

The UK can certainly take great pride in the level of military equipment and humanitarian aid it has provided Ukraine in its fight against the Kremlin’s revanchist militarism, which is now facing widespread allegations of war crimes. Boris Johnson has established himself as Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky’s leading international ally. In the context of the […] → Read More