Officials accused of rewriting the ‘controversial inequality report’

EXPERTS claimed that officials at Downing Street had rewritten much of its controversial report into racial and ethnic disparities. They alleged that significant sections of the report, published on 31 March, were not written by the 12 commissioners who were appointed last July, reported The Guardian. The report was criticised and debunked by health professionals, […]

Minorities to have a say on future Church of England bishops

IN order to improve diversity and to have a say on future of Church of England bishops should be approved from black and minority groups, it has been recommended. The reforms will give a black or ethnic minority churchgoer a veto over appointments to senior posts. The move to bring in a change, was influenced […]

Racial discrimination could drive vaccine hesitancy, says study

RACIAL discrimination is twice as high in public sevices among ethnic minorities and could also be driving vaccine hesitancy in the group, a report has found. The findings showed disparities in the impact of Covid-19 and the research done by Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) could help to explain the low take-up […]

Johnson tells public ‘to behave responsibly’ as England reopens

IN a “major step” towards freedom from the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic, Britain has allowed its shops including hairdressers, gyms and pub gardens to reopen on Monday (12). Pubs and restaurants will only be able to serve outdoors, although early rules requiring meals to be served with drinks and curfews have been scrapped. Indoor […]

Prince Philip’s death leaves ‘huge void’ for Queen: Prince Andrew

The Queen has been left bereft at the death of her husband, Prince Philip, said Prince Andrew on Sunday, as prayers were said at memorial services across Britain. Prince Andrew said his 94-year-old mother was “incredibly stoic” but had been hit hard by the death of the Duke of Edinburgh at the age of 99 […]

‘Ramadan should not stop anyone from getting the Covid vaccination’

TWO leading Muslim figures working in the NHS have joined other medical leaders and Islamic scholars in stressing that Ramadan should not stop anyone from getting the NHS Covid vaccination. Imam Yunus Dudhwala, head of chaplaincy at Barts Health NHS Trust, and senior GP Dr Farzana Hussian have stressed that getting the jab does not […]

Cameron regrets not approaching Sunak formally in Greensill lobbying

A lobbying row has erupted after it was out in public domain that the former prime minister David Cameron has sent texts to chancellor Rishi Sunak and two other ministers seeking help for Greensill Capital. As reported in Financial Times, a friend of Cameron said he now thinks it would have been better to approach […]

Race report ‘whitewashes daily challenges’, groups urge Johnson to withdraw

CAMPAIGNERS of groups including Black Lives Matter UK say the report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities has “provoked national indignation”. In a letter to prime minister Boris Johnson they have asked to withdraw the report and instead look to implement recommendations of previous inquiries. They also allege that the report “whitewashes the […]

Rishi Sunak and David Cameron texts released in Greensill lobbying row

THE release of text messages between Rishi Sunak and David Cameron has put the chancellor in a spot, where he is accused of trying to facilitate Greensill Capital to gain access to emergency Covid loans. The text messages shows Sunak telling Cameron that he has told his team to see if it can be done. […]

Nine out of ten households in UK have completed Census 2021

THERE has been a fantastic response to Census 2021, with nine out of ten households across England and Wales having had completed their questionnaire. Every household is required by law to complete the census. Although Census Day – March 21, 2021 – has gone past, it is still not late to fill out the form […]

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