Labour’s poll appeal: Cast a vote for yourself

by BARRY GARDINER Labour candidate for Brent North ALL of us wish we could decide our own future. Next week you can.So, what will it be? Are you a young cou­ple keen to start a fami­ly and get on the hous­ing ladder? After a decade where SureStart Centres have been closed and house prices have […]

EXCLUSIVE: Asian entrepreneurs write to Eastern Eye supporting Johnson

By Rithika Siddhartha LEADING Asian business leaders have collectively written a letter to Eastern Eye pledging their support for Boris Johnson, saying that the Conservative party’s manifesto “respects the needs of business to provide jobs and generate growth for the economy”. Ahead of the general election next Thursday (12), a group of more than 100 […]

Labour has offered apologies to antisemitism victims, says Corbyn

JEREMY CORBYN on Wednesday (27) said that the Labour party has offered its “sympathies and apologies” to victims of antisemitism. Corbyn also said that a future Labour government would be the most “anti-racist government you have ever seen.” Reiterating that antisemitism has no place in Labour, Corbyn added: “Because that is what I’ve spent my […]

Johnson apologises for Islamophobia in Tory party

BRITISH prime minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday (27) issued an apology for the hurt and offence caused by Islamophobia within the Conservative Party as he pledged an independent inquiry into all forms of prejudice in his Tory party ranks. Speaking on the election campaign trail during a visit to Cornwall, Johnson was asked if he […]

General Election: ‘Asians can sway votes in 100 seats’

by LAUREN CODLING BAME voters could influence the outcome in at least 100 marginal seats in the upcoming general election, research by think tank Operation Black Vote (OBV) has shown. Among key constituencies where the ethnic minority population is more than the margin of victory include seats in Kensington, Keighley, Reading West and Hendon. Following […]

Corbyn declines to apologise after anti-Semitism claims

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday (26) declined repeated invitations to apologise to Britain’s Jews after the country’s most senior rabbi suggested anti-Semitism was a “new poison” within the main opposition party, which had been “sanctioned from the very top”. Corbyn was asked several times in a BBC television interview if he would like to […]

Conservatives nominate Gujarat-born woman for Barking 

THE Conservative party has selected a Gujarat-born woman as its candidate for the Barking constituency for general elections in the UK next month. Indian-origin Tamkeen Shaikh was born and raised in the country’s western city of Ahmedabad. Shaikh said in a tweet:”Delighted to be selected as the Conservative Party Candidate for Barking. Hard work begins […]

Labour to launch race manifesto to tackle inequality

The Labour Party on Tuesday (26) unveiled a special manifesto on race and faith, proposing that children be taught about colonialism, injustice and the British empire. The party’s pre-election proposals are aimed at reducing the “significant inequalities in employment, education and representation in public life” faced by ethnic minority and faith-based communities. Labour is proposing […]

Boris Johnson unveils manifesto for Brexit Britain

Prime minister Boris Johnson pledged on Sunday to take Britain out of the EU by January 31, then set about reinvigorating public services as he launched his Conservative Party’s general election manifesto. Having taken over a minority administration in July and been unable to speed his EU divorce deal through parliament, Johnson is seeking a […]

Questions raised over Labour candidate’s £330K council flat

A LABOUR candidate faces an investigation over whether she wrongly secured a council flat. Questions have been raised against Apsana Begum, 29, on how she climbed to the top of a 18,000-strong housing list. Begum, who is childless, was allocated the £330,000 riverside property soon after she left her husband’s residence. The manner in which […]