Race and Politics

Race and Politics

#GE2019: Anti-Semitism and the Erasure of Minority Voices

The General Election is this week.  Despite the fact that there are plenty of candidates standing for other parties, the reality facing us is that the real competition is between Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party and the Conservatives, ‘led’ by Boris Johnson.  This has been, in my opinion, one of the nastiest election campaigns in recent […]

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Race and Politics

National Windrush Day has passed. Where do we go from here?

  Saturday 22 June saw the arrival of the UK’s first official Windrush Day, a day commemorating the arrival of British citizens from the Caribbean on the Empire Windrush in 1948, and celebrating the immense contribution the Windrush generation has made to British society and economy for the last 70+ years.  Windrush Day also brought […]

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Race and Politics

The Windrush Scandal Isn’t Over: CALL TO ACTION

  Last year, the news of the Windrush scandal shot into mainstream political discourse and, rightfully, became a subject of national outrage.  Members of the Windrush generation – Caribbean people and their children who were invited here as British citizens to help rebuild Britain and fill labour shortages after World War II – suddenly found themselves […]

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Race and Politics

Windrush Scandal: Why the Personal is Political

  Below is an adapted version of a sermon I delivered at St. Peter de Beauvoir Town Church in May 2018. I know that everyone will know what the Windrush scandal is and how it came into being as there has been a lot of coverage of it in the news, so I won’t go […]

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