PROJECT EMPIRE

How the English Language Conquered the World

This article is part of Project Empire, an editorial series designed to explore the history of the British Empire. See the full collection here » In 1170, Richard De Clare, the English Earl of Pembroke, subdued the Irish city of…

The Criminal Origins of the United States of America

Illustration by Zeyd Anwar; Credits: Wikipedia; British Library; British Museum This article is part of Project Empire, an editorial series designed to explore the history of the British Empire. See the full collection here » On December 15, 1722, twenty-seven…

The Real Cecil Rhodes

This article is part of Project Empire, an editorial series designed to explore the history of the British Empire. See the full collection here » I doubt many of us would feel comfortable putting up a statue with the following…

The Enslaved Prince of Annamaboe

Illustration by Zeyd Anwar; New Politic; National Portrait Gallery; Christies This article is part of Project Empire, an editorial series designed to explore the history of the British Empire. See the full collection here » The entrance door to the…

Introducing Project Empire

Illustration by Zeyd Anwar; New Politic This article is part of Project Empire, an editorial series designed to explore the history of the British Empire. See the full collection here » Lives were taken and millions were displaced. Countries were…

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Goodbye Corbyn, Hello Blair

Three things are clear from Keir Starmer’s conference speech: Corbynism is dead and buried; Blairism is making a comeback; and Keir Starmer’s vision for Britain lies in work, care, equality and security. Labour has returned as a serious force for…

The Internet Dictionary What Does STG Mean?

Charles Deluvio / Unsplash What does STG mean? STG is an acronym which means “swear to God”. It’s often used by people over text, online or on social media to indicate frustration or express annoyance.  Alternatively, STG can also be…

Why GB News Failed

New Politic; GB News In the right-wing mind, the idea that cultural Marxism has taken over British institutions has become a doctrine. British politics has become too woke, too politically correct and too liberal. The right have become persecuted through…

Do Social Media Platforms Have Too Much Power?

Illustration by Zeyd Anwar; Unsplash In the aftermath of the social media onslaught of Trump, “content moderation” emerges as Silicon Valley’s new buzz word. And yet, the discussion so far has gravitated among one of three lines: whether platforms were…

Our Nurses are at Breaking Point

For many people, the social restrictions experienced during lockdown will have long-lasting effects. These include stress, depression, insomnia, fear, anger, frustration, boredom and stigma associated with quarantine. But during the pandemic, NHS staff had to face all these things and deal with working…

Omicron is Spreading. Heres How You Can Help the NHS.

Mark Konig / Unsplash Under the rise of Omicron, everything is accelerated. The new variant of COVID-19 is spreading faster than Delta. Health workers are under greater pressure to administer booster jabs to all adults who want one by the…

Keir Starmers Voting Record, Summarised

Credits: Jessica Taylor / UK Parliament At the click of a button, we can gain access to a politician’s voting record. And rightly so. Parliament is a stuffy old place. It’s difficult to discern. It has practices that are rooted…

How China Silences Foreign Dissidents

On the bucolic campus of Purdue University in Indiana, deep in America’s heartland and 7,000 miles from his home in China, Zhihao Kong thought he could finally express himself. In a rush of adrenaline in 2020, the graduate student posted…

Diversity Built Britain 50p Coin How Much is it Worth?

Rishi Sunak holding the Diversity Built Britain 50p coin piece released by The Royal Mint to recognise and celebrate diversity in Britain / HM Treasury What is the background to the Diversity Built 50p Coin? The Diversity Built Britain 50p…

How the English Language Conquered the World

This article is part of Project Empire, an editorial series designed to explore the history of the British Empire. See the full collection here » In 1170, Richard De Clare, the English Earl of Pembroke, subdued the Irish city of…