Remembering Srebrenica: ‘Stand up to hatred and intolerance wherever, whenever we see them’ 

By Robert Jenrick Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government THIS week marks the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, the worst atrocity committed on mainland Europe since the Second World War.   More than 8,000 people were killed – mostly Muslim men and boys – and many more were affected, including over 20,000 women and girls […]

Why politicians and academics should choose their words wisely

By Amit Roy COMPLETE freedom of expression is fine in theory, but free speech sometimes has to be combined with restraint, especially when you are in a position of responsibility. This is something that appears to have escaped Imran Khan. A week ago, Pakistan’s prime minister said: “I will never forget how we Pakistanis were […]

‘Covid advice still needs to be culturally specific’

By Prof Kiran Patel and Prof Kamlesh Khunti COVID-19 has affected us all. Early data in the pandemic gave rise to concern that there was a dispropor­tionate impact on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) patients and NHS staff. This resulted in many theories about why the inequality in risk and outcome was so stark. […]

‘Pharmacies deserve support after pandemic pressure’

By Mark Lyonette Chief Executive National Pharmacy Association (NPA) ONE of the striking fea­tures of coronavirus is the disproportionate impact it has had on black and minority eth­nic groups. Many pharmacies in the UK are owned and operated by British Asians, and an estimat­ed 43 per cent of phar­macy staff are from a BAME community. […]

‘We must do more to protect Asians from Covid-19’

  By Claudia Webbe Labour MP for Leicester East AT EVERY step in this crisis, from lockdown delay, PPE shortages and care home neglect, to track, trace and test­ing disinformation, the prime minister has failed to adequately pro­tect our communities. That is why the UK had the worst coronavi­rus death rate per capita of any […]

Health service is the best example of what integration truly means

By Sunder Katwala Director British Future thinktank I AM a child of the National Health Service. Like so many millions of us, I took my first breath in an NHS hospital – in my case, the Doncaster Royal Infirmary, on a bright April day in 1974. Marking the birthday of the NHS reminds us how […]

Telling family stories

By Amit Roy IF THESE months of liv­ing through the lockdown have demonstrated any­thing, it has been about the fragility of human life. It is also about the im­portance of putting down family histories, because stories should be passed on from one generation to the next before they are lost. At his home in Col­chester, […]

Asian journalists call for better BAME representation in media

By Amit Roy TWO senior journalists, Shekhar Bhatia and Vivek Chaudhary, have done a signal service in writing an open letter to the Society of Editors to make the case for greater diversity in Brit­ain’s newsrooms, saying it’s “time for change”. It is a persuasive letter written by Shekhar and Vivek, who have appealed for […]

‘Inclusive plan needed to fight unequal jobs crisis’

By Seema Malhotra Labour MP for Feltham and Heston Shadow minister for work and pensions and employment AS WE emerge from lockdown into a new “normal”, a clear plan for tackling unem­ployment has to be on the government’s agenda, based on a proper needs assess­ment of different groups. The first step has to be a […]

India-China diplomatic and trade ties hit by border clash

By Professor Rana Mitter Professor of history and politics of modern China, University of Oxford WE STILL have very sketchy information about the con­frontation between Indian and Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley last week, but the reports of hand-to-hand fighting on the icy slopes are horrific. In recent days, foreign ministers in New Delhi […]

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