It’s been six months since the U.K. general election. We started this anthology as a way of thinking through what came out of that election, why we had bothered campaigning so hard for Labour when we were hardly great believers in parliamentary democracy in the first place, and what it meant to come to terms with the reality of another 5 years of Conservative governing in the already existing racist shithole that is ‘Great’ Britain. Seems pretty small fry now as we live in the contradictions of a global pandemic disproportionately killing Black and Brown people while mass protests against the murder of Black people in police custody actually bring forth a reality of the once seemingly impossible abolition of the police.
So this anthology is maybe more than a bit out of date. But it’s still a document of what the fuck was going on back then, and perhaps in some way reflective on how we find ourselves now.