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World  /  Published 14.06.20

Two statues, two statutes

Scotland Yard has announced more than 100 people were arrested during Saturday night’s violent demonstrations in central London when white people from far-Right groups attacked the police who were l...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 12.06.20

Gandhi, Churchill statues boarded up

The statue of Mahatma Gandhi, defiled by “Black Lives Matter” activists who daubed the word “Racist” on the pedestal steps and flicked white paint on the bronze, has been boarded up ahead of f...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 15.05.20

The real mystery of Agatha Christie

Laura Thompson’s Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life shows why the British probably write the best biographies. This is an updated version of the biography first brought out in 2007. But 2020 is spec...
By Amit Roy in

World  /  Published 27.04.20

Boris channels his inner Churchill

A back from the brink Boris Johnson stood at a lectern outside the front door of 10 Downing Street, on Monday morning and channelled Winston Churchill as he told the British people that while the lock...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 31.12.19

Proposed: Churchill name for Heathrow

Any attempt to rename Heathrow Airport after Winston Churchill would run into opposition today — at least from Indians in the UK — because of his association with the Bengal Famine of 1943.However...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 27.12.19

Perfect ten for Indians in UK

What are the events that have shaped the lives of 2.5 million people of Indian origin in the United Kingdom over the past 10 years? The decade began and ended with the election of two pro-India prime ...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 13.10.19

Tory elite sees the country as the City

Three summers ago in England, I loafed around a polling booth in a church building watching the natives vote on their membership of the European Union. Ever since then I’ve had a proprietorial attit...
By Mukul Kesavan in

World  /  Published 07.09.19

Boris Johnson nothing like Churchill: Grandson

Winston Churchill’s grandson, Sir Nicholas Soames, has rubbished alleged attempts by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson to project himself as the modern equivalent of the great wartime leader.“Boris...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 04.09.19

Boris demands snap election on October 15

Boris Johnson, who looks set to try and force a snap general election after being humiliated in the Commons on Tuesday night by 328 votes to 301, has expelled 21 “rebel” Tory MPs from primary memb...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 23.07.19

UK leader at home in India

So what will a Boris Johnson premiership mean for India?In a way it was a pity that his half Sikh wife of 25 years and mother of their four children, Marina Wheeler, who has been behind much of his su...
By Amit Roy in London


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