Rakib Ehsan, spiked

Rakib Ehsan


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Past articles by Rakib:

We can’t let the race lobby hijack the Covid inquiry

The Covid pandemic had nothing to do with ‘structural racism’. → Read More

Britain needs a 'new deal' for social cohesion

Since the August-September 2022 Leicester disorders, there have been in the region of 150 arrests or interviews without caution, along with multiple weapons-related convictions. Subcontinental-style sectarian violence, primarily between young Hindu and Muslim men, spilled over onto the streets of a regional English city. Yet after all this we heard barely a peep from national […] → Read More

America’s race war has no place in the UK

Al Sharpton is wrong to warn of a British Tyre Nichols. → Read More

After a crazy January transfer window, the case for a new football regulator has never been clearer

With a White Paper on the horizon, the case for a robust Independent Regulator for English Football (IREF) has rarely felt stronger. While northern provincial towns such as Bury and Macclesfield have seen their clubs disappear as a result of gross financial mismanagement, the Premier League is an ever-growing embarrassment of riches. The latest Deloitte […] → Read More

The UN’s racial hysteria

A new report claims black Britons live in constant fear of racism. This is nonsense. → Read More

The lethal failures of Britain’s asylum system

How did a murderer get away with posing as a child refugee? → Read More

We should take the UN's blinkered view of Britain with a pinch of salt

The UN’s highly trained diversity experts will be in town next week to carry out an investigation into the UK’s problems with racism, xenophobia and ‘Afrophobia’. The ‘Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent’, which is set to meet Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch, is not a big fan of this government. It concluded […] → Read More

Rotherham and moral rot of identity politics

A councillor who allegedly stifled discussion about grooming gangs has landed a plum NHS diversity role. → Read More

In 2023, we need a reckoning with multiculturalism

From Leicester to Telford, the poisonous influence of multiculturalism was impossible to ignore this year. → Read More

Is Ngozi Fulani a cultural appropriator?

The charity boss’s adopted African name has confused many British Africans. → Read More

The census shows a country that is ever more diverse – and ever more secular

The 2021 census reveals the changing face of modern Britain, a country that is evolving at a rapid pace in terms of demographic change. Perhaps the most striking statistic is that, for the first time, well under half the population of England and Wales (46.2%) identify as Christians. The fall has been precipitous: just 20 […] → Read More

English football is still in urgent need of reform – and a regulator fans can have faith in

A year on from Tory MP Tracey Crouch’s fan-led review of football governance in England, the country’s most popular sport remains in urgent need of institutional and cultural reform. English football has suffered its fair share of tragedies in the lower leagues and scandals at the very top. The winding-up of Macclesfield Town and expulsion […] → Read More

British ethnic minorities expect fairness – not favours

As the Treasury’s announces that it will aim to have 6% of its staff come from black backgrounds, it’s worth revisiting the debate on racial quotas in employment. It has been reported in The Telegraph that a memo appeared on the department’s intranet service for civil servants last week, stating that ‘for the first time […] → Read More

The myth of ‘progressive’ London

The capital is far more socially conservative than the rest of the UK. → Read More

Interlocking crises are creating fertile ground for far-right extremism

With police announcing that the firebombing of a migrant processing facility was motivated by extreme right-wing ideology, there will be renewed concerns over Britain’s fastest-growing threat. Andrew Leak, the 66-year-old who hurled up to three incendiary devices at the site in Dover, is believed to have later taken his own life. What’s particularly concerning is […] → Read More

Why Michael Gove is right when it comes to defining 'Islamophobia'

Michael Gove doesn’t tend to shy away from making big decisions – and he has already made a very significant judgement call just days into the Sunak government. The newly re-appointed Communities Secretary has decided to end the Government’s work on establishing a formal definition of ‘Islamophobia’ – a problematic term that tends to conflate […] → Read More

Is Rishi Sunak the ‘wrong’ type of ethnic minority?

Britain’s ‘anti-racist’ lobby is struggling to process the news of our first British Asian PM. → Read More

Ethnic minority voters care far more about Sunak's substance than his identity

It may feel like a footnote, given the extraordinary economic crisis the country faces, but the arrival of Britain’s first non-white Prime Minister does feel like a watershed moment. (Rishi Sunak is not Britain’s first ethnic minority PM, however – that was Benjamin Disraeli way back in 1868.) Sunak’s rise to PM will understandably carry […] → Read More

A police force riddled with racism and misogyny can't keep London safe

For anyone who thought the reputation of the Metropolitan Police couldn’t get any worse, the initial findings of the Baroness Casey Review will make for grim reading. The interim report was commissioned in the aftermath of the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard by serving Met PC Wayne Couzens. Casey’s investigations have found that […] → Read More

James O'Brien is entitled to criticise Suella Braverman's policies – but leave her race out of it

If this week’s events are anything to go by, there is no doubting that Britain’s immigration debate remains as toxic as ever: a cesspit of racial identity politics, particularly when it comes to ethnic minority politicians deeemd to have the ‘wrong’ views on border security. In the firing line is home secretary Suella Braverman, who […] → Read More