Institute of Race Relations

Prisoner left hanging

The vexed question of the privatisation of the British prison service has again come to the fore following the death of Peter Austin at Brentford magistrates’ court on 29 January. Disturbing evidence emerged at the inquest held in July, where…

Two Cultures of English Cricket

While football and rugby league authorities have at least paid lip service to the cause of anti-racism, the cricket authorities have up till now adopted a ‘hear no evil see no evil’ approach to the touchy subject. However, a new…

Austerity hits migrants first

One of the principal concerns European campaigners are airing at alternative rallies during the Intergovernmental Conference in Amsterdam is the need to preserve the welfare state from draconian austerity packages in the run-up to the signing of the new Maastricht…