Owen Smith: “Britain has become more intolerant towards diversity”


Britain has “gone backwards” and become more intolerant towards ethnic minorities and diversity, according to Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith. The former shadow work and pensions minister, who is hoping to defeat Jeremy Corbyn and become the new leader of the Labour party, told Eastern Eye it was “really worrying” there had been a rise in hate crimes directed towards minority communities in the UK following the EU referendum. “One of the areas where it feels to me we have gone backwards in recent years is in respect of tolerance and celebration of diversity in Britain. It definitely improved in…

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