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The past month has seen a flurry of successive outrage campaigns from political figures on the right over what has been described by sitting Senators and even a US President as ‘cancel culture’. Prominent examples include Gina Carano’s firing from…

In south London, residents call on Sadiq Khan to challenge Texan billionaire’s plans to build a 20-storey tower block over the famous Electric Avenue. A group of residents in Brixton, south London, are in the midst of a fierce battle…

This end of year review is part of a series from Backbench’s editorial team as they consider some of the themes that have dominated 2020. The views expressed in these reviews are those of the editors themselves and do not…

Sir Sean Connery, the first and in the eyes of many, the best James Bond. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1930, Thomas Sean Connery came from humble beginnings. His father Joseph was a factory worker and his mother, Euphemia, was…