The Voice: Last week, the government announced the Electoral Integrity Bill via the Queen’s Speech, which would introduce voter ID during elections. But identification costs money. The UK’s most marginalised groups will pay the political price.
It’s been announced by the Association of Independent Festivals that a quarter of independent festivals have been cancelled over Covid insurance fears. Booooo!
On 9th April, after this article was originally written, Prince Philip died at the age of 99. It’s caused an outpouring of support on a human level. But until issues are addressed, it remains unlikely that many will be persuaded the institution is not racist.
Back in 2006, the 18-chapter tale of sex, guns, young love and grief made the rounds on many a Sony Ericsson W810i. Now, the re-edition is set for release via #Merky Books in October.
The Voice: The government’s commission on race was supposed to address the concerns of the Black Lives Matter protesters who took to the streets last summer. Instead, it appears to be an attempt to silence them, setting a dangerous precedent for the future of race relations in the UK.
In the past decade, photographer Conor Beary has gained a snapshot into global subcultures, from the Freemasons in Liberia to a retired gangster in south London. Here, he tells us why his latest focus was on big dogs.