‘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 […]

Beijing faces global fall-out from Galwan Valley incident

By Dr Walter Ladwig C Ladwig III King’s College London I THINK there will be consequences for China in its dealings with the US and Europe resulting from the border clash with India. For those in the west who already see China as working to undermine aspects of existing interna­tional rules, and wish to do […]

‘Urgent plan is needed to end BAME health inequalities’

By Tan Dhesi Labour MP for Slough Shadow minister for railways THE nation needs a full, independent public in­quiry into the govern­ment’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis, which has taken the lives of so many people, including three of my own close family members. We need to scrutinise ministers’ decisions on the provision of person­al […]

‘Contact matters in trying to change racist attitudes’

By Sunder Katwala Director British Future thinktank HOW do we defeat racism? What makes change happen? There is no single ‘silver bullet’ answer. Tackling discrimination requires institutional change, but reducing prejudice is about social attitudes too. Different audiences matter for these different goals. The current anti-racism protests, on both sides of the Atlantic, show that […]

Anti-Gandhi protest unwarranted

By Lord Rami Ranger CBE I am appalled by the campaign launched for the removal of Mahatma Gandhi’s statues in the UK by misguided and ill-informed few. The statues had been erected by public demand to recognise the immense contribution of Gandhi Ji to the free world. As a result, this protest is unwarranted, uncalled […]

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