Alex Wheatle is an awarding-winning novelist. His published works include Brixton Rock (1999), Island Songs (2005) and Brenton Brown (2011).
I was ready to testify about the abuse I suffered as a child – but I can’t as long as Fiona Woolf chairs the inquiry
24 October 2014 04:05 PM
Witnesses are vulnerable, and they need to have complete faith in the system
10 June 2014 12:00 AM
02 August 2013 07:47 PM
If anyone wondered on how the Coalition Government would respond to the surge of Ukip they need only observe the actions of Home Office officials at a number of London stations. Many witnesses have reported that only black or Asian people have been randomly stopped, humiliated and degraded in a search for illegal immigrants.
02 August 2013 11:53 AM
For black British citizens who were born and raised in this land, to be stopped indiscriminately when going about their daily business is the ultimate humiliation
04 January 2012 12:00 AM
The recent intolerance displayed by the public towards racial abuse is encouraging
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more