Author Matt Carr
Every argument Catalans have ever put forward for wanting to leave Spain was borne out by what happened on 1 October 2017.
Right now we are becoming a sick society – sick with xenophobia, anti-migrant paranoia and unacknowledged racism.
The State is the first serious attempt on television to imagine what attracts people to one of the most horrific political movements in modern times.
Once again, war ‘out there’ has brought terror to the streets of an innocent and peaceful city ‘over here’ in an act of barbarism and cruelty.
It is difficult to ignore the fact that the EU referendum has empowered and legitimised the worst elements in UK society.
Too often civilisation is just another metaphorical wall to wrap around ourselves and demonise those who don’t – and can’t – belong to it.
Trump is living proof that even the trashiest manifestations of inherited wealth can rise to the top in a dysfunctional political system warped by power and money.