Open Letters

May 31, 2017

Open Letter to
Theresa May

Dear Madame President, Beyond the Pale When last did you see your husband naked? And what if Jeremy Corbyn had dared to direct cheap jibes at you in a similar vein? He would without doubt have been […]
November 21, 2014

The RSA Supplementary Schools Investigation

This comment is in response to a request from the Royal Society of Arts to join a group of 20 ‘experts’ and advise on a new ‘investigation’ into Supplementary Schools. To place my comments in context, let […]
May 20, 2013

“To the barricades!”

On 13th May 2013, Diane Abbott MP put out a call to the 10th London Schools and the Black Child (LSBC) Conference: “Black Children & Education: After Gove, where next?”. For the past 13 years, the Communities Empowerment […]
February 5, 2013

In loving memory of Jayne Cortez (1936–2012)

  ayne Cortez celebrated her 80th birthday on 10 May in the realm of her ascended ancestors. To mark the occasion, Gus John reproduces the poem he delivered at the end of his tribute to Jane at […]
August 13, 2011

Open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron

This open letter was sent to the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, on August 13th, 2011. Dear Prime Minister, I write as someone whose contribution for more than four decades to the struggle for quality schooling and […]
July 4, 2011

Letter to Rt Hon Theresa May MP

The following letter was sent to Rt Hon Theresa May MP (by then, Home Secretary in David Cameron’s Cabinet), on July 4th, 2011.  Dear Home Secretary, Call for a People’s Inquiry into Gun and Knife Killings in […]
February 7, 2011

A letter to U.S. President Barack Obama

The following letter was sent to U.S. President Barack Obama on February 7th, 2011. Fraternal greetings from a son of the African Diaspora and I wish you the Creator’s abiding blessings, guidance and protection. I note with […]

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