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Problematising martyrdom of NHS workers

CW: anti-Blackness Gwendolyn Brooks’ marvellous poem Negro Hero is a dramatic monologue for Doris ‘Dorie’ Miller, a Black American sailor honoured ‘for distinguished devotion to duty, extraordinary courage and disregard for his own personal safety during the attack on Pearl Harbour – December 7, 1941. The poem is significant as an early entrance of Black […]


Sajid Javid’s resignation and the Sabisky affair: what next under Boris Johnson’s leadership?

Despite being nearly 2 months into his renewed premiership, Boris Johnson might have already witnessed one of the most tumultuous weeks of the year. In the midst of a cabinet reshuffle, Sajid Javid resigned as Chancellor of the Exchequer, citing tension between himself and chief strategist to the PM, Dominic Cummings. This was followed (only […]