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Farrukh Dhondy

Farrukh Dhondy | Amid dog-whistle politics, did Sunak go easy on Suella?

Cruella, in an attempt to drown the noisy negative publicity, has resorted to dog-whistle politics

27 May 2023 12:24 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Sleaze, hypocrisy, fraud, corruption: The many ills that bedevil UK today

The sin of some other nations puts the UK in the listening side of the confessional

13 May 2023 12:05 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | As King Charles III crowned, thoughts about democracy and its alternatives

Millions all over the world will watch as the BBC covers hours of march pasts by troops

06 May 2023 12:05 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | What’s ‘fun’ can be offensive too… UK may have a ‘double standard’ on hate

The observation was inspired this week, gentle reader, by the recent incidents of supposed anti-religious bias

29 Apr 2023 12:05 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Fresh mess in land of ‘Hedgimaharaj’: On maths teachers & nannies for kids

The first scene is set in a church hall which acts as a food bank, where volunteers hand out parcels, cans, vegetables, fruit

22 Apr 2023 12:05 AM


Farrukh Dhondy | Why Sunak allows ‘racist rhetoric’ by Suella: Will it help keep him at No. 10?

Baroness Warsi, a former co-chair of the Tory Party, has criticised home secretary Suella “Cruella” Braverman for using “racist rhetoric”

15 Apr 2023 12:05 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Of ‘bad apples’ and ‘good apples’: Why UK police needs a makeover

Only with root and branch reform will public faith in the Met be restored

08 Apr 2023 1:09 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Does African link colour attitudes of Indians in British politics?

s there a way of telling the mind’s construction by the candidacy or the policy?

01 Apr 2023 12:08 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Of free speech and the Left, of Asians in UK & ‘cancel culture’

All The Spectator’s writers, boobies and cry-babies, protest against the “cancel culture” which denies the likes of Suella a platform

25 Mar 2023 12:14 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Trouble grows for Sunak after Lineker stands up for asylum seekers

Lineker’s intervention will certainly count against Cruella, Hedgie and their party at the next election

18 Mar 2023 12:19 AM


Farrukh Dhondy | Mixing up myths & modern science will only lead to confusion, tears

Government-enforced confounding of science and myth has caused seven professors of New Zealand’s universities to write in protest

11 Mar 2023 12:56 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Northern Ireland deal with EU is a big win for Rishi: But will it work?

BoJo’s Northern Ireland Protocol created what the Protestant Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) call a “border in the North Sea”

04 Mar 2023 12:19 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Hedgie desperate to clean up mess, as BoJo all out to return to No. 10

BoJo signed a deal whereby the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland would remain open for the passage of goods

25 Feb 2023 12:05 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | ‘Flummery’ at King’s coronation, but no Kohinoor in Camilla’s crown

Camilla, the Queen Consort, will not wear the crown inherited from Queen Victoria at the coronation ceremony

18 Feb 2023 12:35 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | On ‘truth’ in the Age of Internet: How Wikipedia is often wrong…

There lies one of the instant hazards of Internet biography -- one can’t tell lies about one’s age any more.

11 Feb 2023 12:54 AM


Farrukh Dhondy | The Indian mind & ‘spirituality’: Don’t forget science…

The connection is not black-and-white and perhaps just part of the prejudice of my own absolute materialistic convictions

04 Feb 2023 12:58 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Allegations in a democracy: It’s best to debate, not ban things…

In healthy democracies, allegations will be argued over. They shouldn’t be subject to a total niqab being drawn over them

28 Jan 2023 12:05 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | What Harry the ‘Spare’ is really aiming for: To stay in spotlight

Harry’s war against the British royals and the British media is conducted with the contemporary equivalent of the proxy force, the US media.

21 Jan 2023 12:56 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Racism, hatred amongst royals: Tell-all by Harry may fail to bite

Harry has given two substantial interviews to the press. Some of it is dirty linen and some of it is innocuous self-pity

14 Jan 2023 12:00 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Revisiting the ‘Serpent’ saga: My encounters with Sobhraj

Sobhraj first got in touch with me in 1997. He rang my office at Channel Four TV, UK, where I was a commissioning editor

31 Dec 2022 12:21 AM