About Dipankar De Sarkar

The HT’s London-based UK and European correspondent is an award-winning journalist who is usually found fretting over deadlines, thinking about politics and picking his daughters’ brains about things that are cool. He is becoming addicted to the Oxford Comma, and is trying to work out why.

Prime Minister David Cameron has just launched a taskforce to tackle Islamic extremism, saying the recent slaying of a British soldier in London did not reflect Islam. But a potential fault line has opened up after former PM Tony Blair said publicly what some Brits saying privately: that the problem may lie within Islam itself. [Read more]

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The question that journalists and others in the UK are asking is if television news channels should have broadcast that chilling message made by suspect Michael Adeboloja to a passerby with a phone-camera moments after the killing of British soldier Lee Rigby on May 22. [Read more]

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A students group that tackles Islamic extremism in British university campuses has come up with an important new report. Students Rights says that a new generation of intolerant radicals have been targeting British university campuses with homophobic and anti-women messages. [Read more]

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The global media has missed an interesting detail in the Sunday Times Rich List published this week. It is the remarkable rise in the fortunes of several Indian and Indian-origin entrepreneurs whose names ought to be much better known in the UK. [Read more]

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The death of Margaret Thatcher has set off celebrations among her opponents, these in turn attracting a torrent of criticism from her supporters. [Read more]

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