Harriet Sergeant

Harriet Sergeant

Author

Harriet Sergeant an author, journalist and Fellow of the Centre For Policy Studies, an independent, right of centre Think Tank. She has written six reports for the CPS, including ‘Handle with Care – an investigation into the care system’ and ‘Wasted – the betrayal of white working class and black Caribbean boys.’ Her reports have been serialised in the Daily Mail and the Telegraph and received extensive press coverage. Five have made front page headlines in the Daily Mail. Apart from other journalism, she writes Comments for the Daily Mail and The Sunday Times and review for the Spectator.  She has also appeared on The Moral Maze, the World Tonight, the Today Programme, Any Questions, the Big Question, News 24 and Sky News amongst others.  She has also been invited to appear on Question Time.

Harriet’s previous books include Between the Lines:  Conversations in South Africa (Cape, 1985), Shanghai – A History of Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s (Cape, 1991) and The Old Sow in the Back Room: An Englishwoman in Japan(John Murray 1994).

Her latest book, Among the Hoods, the story of her three year friendship with a South London gang, was published by Faber in July 2012.

Publications

Harriet Sergeant @HarrietSergeant

Normal People might boycott countries that stone women and gays to death - just saying

Ex con recalls being in jail with a Somalian. ‘Only a small, skinny youth but no matter how big you were, he’s always fight you. Them boys have seen a lot more than our English youths.’

An African Caribbean, gang member rings from jail and we discuss the murdered MP. ‘I met some crazy Somali gangs in Belmarsh. They always stay with their own and don’t mix with us. We’re violent for a reason. They’re just mad violent.’

How can we possibly ‘prevail’ in the war on terror when we don’t control our borders? We have no idea who is entering this country, in what numbers or their intentions towards us. The war on terror can only get more terrifying.

While we obsess over pronouns and ‘unsafe spaces,’ this is what China is doing.

Somali man arrested in Italy after mass stabbing https://www.dw.com/en/somali-asylum-seeker-arrested-in-italy-after-mass-stabbing/a-59161645

Johnson has seen it coming and stopped cheap EU Labour which has pushed up lorry driver wages far beyond Unite’s efforts. Bob Crow, then head of RMT, once told me immigration was good. And had nothing to do with low wages. Madness. https://twitter.com/mistershute/status/1448944549099868179

This is a wonderful, warm tribute to #DavidAmess. A Constituent MP to his core.

A friend comes from Spain every year and throws a dinner. This time we had not met up since before Covid. Three of his male friends were dead - two in their fifties. Not from Covid but from not being able to get medical treatment during Covid.

Breaking Tory MP Sir David Amess stabbed multiple times at constituency surgery at church in Essex https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/tory-mp-sir-david-amess-stabbed-multiple-times-at-constituency-surgery-at-church/

Why does she think she needs go on a hunger strike to meet Boris?

A friend comes from Spain every year and throws a dinner. This time we had not met up since before Covid. Three of his male friends were dead - two in their fifties. Not from Covid but from not being able to get medical treatment during Covid.

My feed is full of successful candidates for Labour’s Future programme. Well done them. Rejected candidates appear to be mostly young men. Has no one told them there’s no place in today’s world if you are white and male?

Johnson has seen it coming and stopped cheap EU Labour which has pushed up lorry driver wages far beyond Unite’s efforts. Bob Crow, then head of RMT, once told me immigration was good. And had nothing to do with low wages. Madness.

I've given up plans to buy an electric car. Even with a grant it's prohibitively expensive and charging it means driving around looking for a point then walking back in the dark. No thank you! Households pushed to scrap gas boilers with £5,000 grant https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/10/14/households-pushed-scrap-gas-boilers-5000-grant/

Boris's prayers answered. Now he can blame all Christmas supply problems on Unite's plan for strike action as they threaten, ‘holding Christmas hostage’ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/10/14/unions-holding-christmas-hostage-threat-coordinated-lorry-strike/

They seriously mean a book on the Holocaust by a Nazi?

John Lewis and the dreadful little emperors “This add is about ‘inclusion’, which is a new euphemism for male entitlement.” https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/john-lewis-and-the-entitled-little-emperors via @spectator

Anthony Kemp: Homeless man who confessed to 1983 murder to 'get looked after' is jailed for life. “I'm not going to live on the f****** streets, that's a fact. I'd rather the government look after me," he said. https://news.sky.com/story/anthony-kemp-homeless-man-who-confessed-to-1983-murder-to-get-looked-after-is-jailed-for-life-12433819