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The Tories and their Islamophobia problem – podcast | News

The Conservative peer and former party chair Sayeeda Warsi discusses the Tories’ Islamophobia problem, and why they need to be doing so much more to tackle it. Plus Jim Waterson on the Facebook Brexit ads that are secretly overseen by staff of a Lynton Crosby firmThe Conservative peer Sayeeda Warsi has been an outspoken critic of Islamophobia within her party. Last year the former party chair called on the Conservatives to launch a full independent inquiry into Islamophobia, warning the Tories w...

The Observer view on the Christchurch shootings: we’ve been too slow to see the far right threat| Observer editorial | Opinion

We need to reflect on the role that even mainstream parties and the media play in spreading racist attitudesAfter so many attacks over so many years, we have become inured to terrorist atrocities. This in itself is a tragedy. Yet even after so much previous bloodshed in the name of hate-filled ideologies, the murder of 49 men, women and children at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday has spread shock and disgust around the globe.There is something particularly appalling about tar...