Broadwater Farm

Ivan Massow and the White Gay Male Intersectional Deficit

Lee Williscroft-Ferris | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Politics
Lee Williscroft-Ferris

It is abundantly clear from Massow's incoherent musings that he is playing an extremely dangerous yet unfathomably transparent game of divide-and-rule. His assertion that racism in the 1980s can be excused by rampant homophobia perpetrated by BME Brits is utterly ludicrous. It presupposes the kind of 'white gay men were the drivers in gay liberation' nonsense that only Roland Emmerich could possibly make any sense of. It also props up a skewed hierarchy of 'white victims' vs. 'black aggressors' that is completely devoid of fact or truth.

Cameron's Policy Chief Savaged For 'Racist' Broadwater Farm Remarks

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Politics

Oliver Letwin apologised on Wednesday after he was accused of making “racist” remarks following the 1985 Broadwater Farm riots in north London. Th...

'All Blacks Look Alike' Witness In Pc Murder Trial Tells Court

PA | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK

A key witness in the Pc Keith Blakelock murder trial has told a court that "all blacks look alike" to him. The witness, known by the pseudonym John...

Pc Keith Blakelock Stabbed By Mob Yelling 'Kill The Pig', Court Hears

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

Police officer Keith Blakelock was stabbed to death by an armed mob yelling "kill the pig" during the 1985 Broadwater Farm riots, a court has heard. ...

Broadwater Farm Riots Murder Trial Gets Underway

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

Twenty eight years after a policeman was killed by a mob during riots in London, a man is to appear in court charged with his murder. Nicholas Jaco...

Man Charged With Murder Of Pc Blakelock In Broadwater Farm Riots

PA | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK

A 44-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Pc Keith Blakelock who died during the Broadwater Farm riots in 1985, prosecutors have said. ...

The Other Cinema Presents La Haine at Broadwater Farm - Review

Hanna Flint | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Hanna Flint

Look left, a heavyweight boxer dances in the corner to the rhythm of his every punch. Look up; a young artist sketches the grandiose image of angel wings onto a scaffold canvas. Listen, to the voice of the disillusioned youth through the spoken words of a blinged up poet.

Watching my Hometown Burn From Afar

Ben Cohen | Posted 11.10.2011 | UK Politics
Ben Cohen

"Two months ago we marched to Scotland Yard, more than 2,000 of us, all blacks, and it was peaceful and calm and you know what? Not a word in the press. Last night, a bit of rioting and looting and look around you."

Historian: Riots In London Nothing New - But The Looting Is

Olivia Williams | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK

For those old enough to remember, the violence of the past few days in London has been uncomfortably reminiscent of the inner-city unrest of the 1980s...

War and Police: Containment Lost

Sean Dilley | Posted 07.10.2011 | UK Politics
Sean Dilley

We may be 26 years on from the Broadwater Farm Estate Riots, but you'd be forgiven for thinking it was 1985 all over again judging from the scenes on our television screens.

David Lammy Appeals For Calm After Tottenham Riots

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 06.10.2011 | UK Politics

Tottenham's MP David Lammy has appealed for calm after riots in his constituency on Saturday evening which left eight policemen in hospital. Police...