The Macpherson Report Exposed !
The Macpherson Report Exposed !
'Anti-Racist' Hysteria and the Sovietization of the United Kingdom

New booklet available from Right Now Press Ltd.
Price: £4.95 ISBN 0-9540534-0-0
Academic says that Macpherson Report was "disgraceful", and that freedom is threatened by ‘anti-racist’ agitators.

University lecturer Frank Ellis has published a devastating indictment of the Macpherson Report into the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence.

In The Macpherson Report: ‘Anti-racist’ Hysteria and the Sovietization of the United Kingdom, Dr Ellis, an expert on the Soviet Union, compares the Macpherson inquiry to the witch hunts and show trials of Stalin’s Russia, and calls for the commission for Racial Equality to be scrapped and all race relations laws to be repealed.

Dr Ellis says that the inquiry was conducted carelessly and in an atmosphere of hysteria, and that Sir William Macpherson was "naive" to lend his name to this "disgraceful document". Macpherson’s presumption that the murder was racially motivated, his uncritical acceptance of Marxist concepts and terminology, his “intimidation” of experienced police witnesses and his belief that only whites can be racist means that his Report is fatally flawed. His final conclusion - that the Metropolitan Police Force is "institutionally racist" - has exacerbated racial tensions, demoralised the police and opened the way for far-Left attacks on all institutions. In effect, Dr Ellis says, "The real target of the Macpherson Report is Britain itself".

Ellis continues: "Over the last quarter of a century, the racial-industrial complex, with its nasty, parasitic, semi-criminal fringe of self-styled ‘anti-fascists’ and ‘anti-racists’, has emerged as a very serious threat to our freedom". The experiences of dissidents in the former Soviet Union are increasingly relevant in the West, where certain subjects are avoided or discussed in an atmosphere of fear and hypocrisy. Most obviously, those who differ from the establishment line on race are today’s ‘enemies of the people’ and face vilification and even physical danger from ‘anti-racist’ zealots.

During an election campaign in which race has featured prominently - from the CRE’s gagging order, Conservative MP John Townend’s comments and the Oldham race riots to the slow hand-clapping of Jack Straw by disenchanted police officers - Dr Ellis’s booklet is a salutary reminder that this emotive issue will not go away. The booklet has been circulated widely within police ranks.

The Macpherson Report: ‘Anti-racist’ Hysteria and the Sovietization of the United Kingdom is published by Right Now Press, publishers of Right Now, an independent quarterly magazine of politics, ideas and culture (

Right Now editor Derek Turner commented "We are delighted to publish this brave broadside against the ‘anti-racist’ fanatics. Only full and free discussion on even this most sensitive of topics will permit sensible policies to be formulated".

"A timely warning" Philosopher Michael Levin, City University of New York "An original contribution to what ought to be, but clearly is not, a public debate about the whole race issue" Ray Honeyford, journalist and author "Professor Ellis suggests the chilling possibility that the fear, loathing and self-censorship involved in contemporary race relations presents a clear and present danger to our civil liberties, free speech and personal safety" Professor J P Rushton, University of Western Ontario, and author of Race, Evolution and Behavior
"Dr Ellis writes powerfully and with conviction" Martin Mears, Past President of the Law Society

Dr Ellis is Lecturer in Russian at the University of Leeds. He has been a professional soldier, serving in both the Parachute Regiment and the SAS. He has also taught at the University of Las Vegas. He has published articles on subjects ranging from Soviet war literature, the Soviet media and censorship to Marxism and defence. He has written two books - Vasily Grossman: The Genesis and Evolution of a Russian Heretic (1994) and From Glasnost to the Internet: Russia's New Infosphere (1999).

To arrange an interview with Dr Ellis, please telephone Derek Turner on 0845 601 3243 or e-mail [email protected]

To purchase a copy of the booklet, please send a sterling cheque for £4.95, made payable to Right Now, to Right Now, PO Box 2085, London, W1A 5SX, England. Overseas purchasers please add 20% to cover postage costs. To obtain a review copy, please send details to [email protected]

The Macpherson Report: 'Anti-racist' Hysteria and the Sovietization of the United Kingdom, Right Now Press Ltd., London, 2001, 48pps, pb, £4.95, ISBN 0-9540534-0-0

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