Oscar Rickett

politics

The Latest Hatchet Job on Corbyn Is Garbage

Tom Bower's 'Dangerous Hero' is full of errors, and the nature of the attack shifts so relentlessly that it's hard to take it seriously.
Oscar Rickett
3.11.19
The holocaust

The Prisoners Who Told the World About the Holocaust

A new exhibition at London's Wiener Library tells the story of the men and women who snuck evidence out of concentration camps, enlightening the public and ruling powers across the world.
Oscar Rickett
3.8.19
News

British Airways Is Still Complicit in Deporting LGBTQ Asylum Seekers

I watched activists crash an airline gala to chant "deportation contracts make us sick" and hand out sick bags to 200 guests, including the CEO of British Airways.
Oscar Rickett
2.4.19
Views My Own

'Brexit: The Uncivil War' and 'Vice' Give Too Much Credit to Individuals

Both films deal in the making of political ploys, but fail to highlight how it takes more than one charismatic man to enforce an ideology.
Oscar Rickett
1.25.19
tv

'Brexit: The Uncivil War' Believes Too Much of Its Own Bullshit

Channel 4's Brexit dramatisation is entertaining enough, but is too infatuated with the idea of an outsider genius changing the course of history.
Oscar Rickett
1.8.19
Brexit

Getting to Grips with Labour's Brexit Puzzle

Is it "constructive ambiguity" or just a lot of different people disagreeing their way through a constitutional crisis?
Oscar Rickett
12.12.18
Football

Steven Gerrard's Story Is the Story of Modern Football

At the beginning of Stevie G's career, money took hold of British football – but he always stayed true to himself and his city.
Oscar Rickett
11.20.18
Books

What 'How to Be Right' By James O'Brien Gets Wrong

It's not that he has bad opinions, but the radio host's new book is comically hubristic.
Oscar Rickett
11.12.18
climate change

The Draconian Injunction That's Cracking Down on Fracking Protests

Last year a fracking company made a pre-emptive strike against protests from “persons unknown” – i.e. anyone and everyone.
Oscar Rickett
10.9.18
Documentary

This Film Shows the Reality of Life in Austerity Britain

Hull might be the UK's City of Culture, but that doesn't change the day-to-day lives of many of its residents.
Oscar Rickett
8.21.18
World Cup

England's Existential Crisis Hinges on Tonight's Game

Is this the summer of our lives or a national meltdown?
Oscar Rickett
7.11.18
The 2018 FIFA World Cup

Football Is Not 'Art', and That's Fine

A chat with Ken Early, host of possibly the world's best football podcast.
Oscar Rickett
7.6.18
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