Liberal Democrats target racial pay gap, hate crime and caste bias in manifesto


by REENA KUMAR THE Liberal Democrats have promised to ban caste discrimination, scrap the government’s counter-terrorism strategy and allow police to spend more money on countering hate crime as part of an additional £100 million in funding in their election manifesto, launched last week. Party leader, Tim Farron is hoping the Asian community will be attracted to the pledges, which take into consideration Britain’s large ethnic minority population. Other pledges include requiring companies to publish data on BAME employment and pay gaps and introducing name blind recruitment in the public and private sector. At the launch of the manifesto in…

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