The Specials

The Big Read – The Specials and Saffiyah Khan: “What we said has reached people – and that’s the only important thing”

Celebrating their 40th anniversary and back with a chart-topping third album, 'Encore', The Specials are still pushing the boundaries of social and racial injustice – with a little help from a new recruit. Dan Stubbs meets one of Britain's most iconic bands and collaborator Saffiyah Khan, activist, model and all-round badass, ahead of their major UK tour.