Category Archives: british

Online Harms Bill

Internet regulation is needed but the Government must commit to protecting young people online.  The internet forms an integral part of people’s lives. In the UK, 99% of 12 to 15-year-olds are online. With social life, entertainment and online shopping all accessed via the internet, being online has … Continue reading

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Countering far-right extremism: Are we witnessing a major shift in the Government’s response?

Radical change in countering far-right extremism will only be achieved when right-wing politicians take responsibility for their actions.  Prior to the turn of the century, the fight against terrorism in the UK was concerned with domestic affairs, specifically related to the … Continue reading

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A new year, more opportunities for progress

It may be the end of another year, but our work must continue.  For many, the New Year marks new beginnings and major changes. In some ways, change can be beneficial, but there must also be consistency in other areas — our work is one of them. As COVID-19 … Continue reading

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The Sainsbury’s Christmas advert shows us a diverse Britain that some refuse to accept

Racist responses to the use of a black family in Sainsbury’s 2020 Christmas advert demonstrates how, to some, BAME communities are still not ‘British’. In recent months, as discussions of structural racism have swept the globe, campaigners in the UK … Continue reading

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The UK is experiencing a pandemic – so why does the government continue to prioritise immigration?

The effects of immigration policy on NHS patients and staff demonstrate how the government is focusing on restrictions to immigration over public health. The issue of immigration has been at the forefront of political discussions for a number of years, … Continue reading

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The disproportionate effects of the pandemic on BAME-led businesses

Official data has made it clear that Black, Asian and minority ethnic people (BAME) are negatively and disproportionately affected by the virus. Similarly, BAME-led and especially small, local businesses have been the hardest hit by the economic effects of the … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and the Childcare Crisis.

The UK’s extensive childcare crisis amidst the pandemic has had disproportionate social and economic impacts on working mothers. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact everyone, a shocking survey by the Campaign Group ‘Pregnant Then Screwed’ highlights that working mothers … Continue reading

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No, it’s not just coronavirus: pregnant BAME women deserve more than emergency measures

The pandemic exposed what BAME women have long known: poor pregnancy outcomes are a too common a reality for mothers from minority groups. Non-medical reasons play a part in the overall picture: in a country where BAME communities live in … Continue reading

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Paulette Wilson – She cannot be forgotten

Paulette Wilson  became a prominent figure in the Windrush scandal after being detained by the Home Office. Paulette Wilson left Jamaica in the hope of a better life when she was only 10. Having spent most of her life in … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter: What does “defund the police” mean?

“Defund the police” has become a popular slogan, but what does it actually mean, and how might we be able to improve the criminal justice system?   Black Lives Matter protests around the world have seen the promotion of the … Continue reading

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