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Back briefly to let you know the Daily Mail is planning a **THIRD&& piece on me in the space of **7** days. Rehash of the old pieces. Here is the email from the 'journalist' in question. (PS thanks for alerting me to Aaronovitch's attack, he's just a foolish malign bore)
'Iam a journalist at the Daily Mail writing a piece about you and your recent comments, including that you:

- said this week that the Royal Family was a 'white' institution which had profited from the British Empire'
- last week compared Dr Tony Sewell, the author of the..
...Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities race report, to Hitler’s propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels;
- led a Cambridge debate last year in which academics discussed Churchill’s views of "white supremacy" and his "mythic status" in British public life.
I welcome any comments you have in order to inform my piece. For example, why are these comments justified?

Please send any comments within 24 hours, by 11.30am tomorrow, Friday 9th April.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,
Siân Boyle
Feature Writer"

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5 Apr
So, I have to share with you the mind-boggling fact that the Daily Mail is so devoid of copy that they've made a 'row' out of my **liking** a tweet which speculated Philip was the royal who made remark re baby skin colour. (In fact, I also responded saying it was unlikely)
What should worry us is not so much the attack on me. That this is how press time is being used in a country that likes to boast about it's 'free press'. This is news? What some academic 'liked' on Twitter?
What is the point of 'freedom', if this is what you consider news? What use are you making of 'freedom'? Who are you failing to hold to account while you run after provincial academics with dark skin & an opinion?
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28 Feb
Thread Allow me to introduce the people who Policy Exchange says should have been 'vetted' before being allowed to speak @ChurchillCol .

1. Dr Onyeka Nubia, University of Nottingham, FRHS, author of Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England & England’s Other Countrymen. (P.o.C)
2. Dr Madhusree Mukherji, author, The land of naked people : encounters with Stone Age islanders & Churchill’s Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India during World War II. (P.o.C)
3. Dr @kehinde_andrews, Professor at Birmingham City University. Books: Black to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century, Resisting Racism, & New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World Penguin Allen Lane in the UK. (P.o.C)
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28 Feb
Even as they've just said that discussing the racial views of Winston Churchill (not pretty, sorry) is VERBOTEN and that Madhusree Mukherji, @kehinde_andrews, Onyeka Nubia & I should have been 'vetted' with a view to banning. Yes, we are all swarthy-hued.
I repeat. The Policy Exchange, whose erroneous claims the Government has used in its Free Speech paper, has EXPLICITLY said that Churchill College should have 'vetted' speakers & that such events should not happen again either at Cambridge or other universities.
And they've used the classic white fragility technique to cancel discussions of race: PERSONALISE it.

Therefore, critical discussion of Churchill's well-known racist views =Character Assassination.
Read 4 tweets
27 Feb
Integrity? Tomorrow they release a report attacking me, @kehinde_andrews & others for daring to take a critical look at Churchill, & questioning our credentials (ho hum). Myth-making frauds of the first order.
Another racist tabloid will carry a Sunday Attack the BAME special, ho hum.

Racists gonna racist.
Plus you'll see excellent evidence of REAL cancel culture--threatening the college, suggesting, in effect, they should have no-platformed all the speakers.
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27 Feb
Can British citizenship be stripped from white Britain-born people with no other citizeship? Secondly, IF so, how many cases of that? Fairly genuine questions.
For everyone piously pointing to Bangladesh as an option. Let's say an American of British descent commits a crime & has US citizenship stripped. USA says 'he's entitled to British citizenship'. You're saying Britain will rush to offer this person citizenship? Or is assumption
that 'countries like Bangladesh' should pick up those charged with crimes & joyfully grant them citizenship?
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17 Feb
Delighted to share with you a new title that was bestowed on me for Pancake Day Honours. The 'obscure Cambridge lecturer' is now....
Remarkable thing is despite abuse being scrawled all over the envelope & an incomplete address @RoyalMail delivered it
I can tell you right away that no Tory-appointed "Free Speech" Champion will be addressing the relentless threats and harassment and abuse faced by any academic who raises the smallest questions of reckoning with empire & race. On the contrary, they'll fuel it.
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