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March 30, 2018

Can calamitous May stay on as PM?

A year ago, British Prime Minister Theresa May was riding high. Having triggered Article 50, she had the Conservative party lock-step behind her and a 20-point lead over the Labour Party....

Thrashed by voters: Humiliation of Theresa May is complete

One of the great things about democracy is the fact that ordinary people can change history through the simple act of voting.On June 8 the British people decided to reject the appeal by Theresa May for a strong mandate to deliver Brexit. The result was pr ...

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn challenged to defend his Black allies

One of Jeremy Corbyn’s closest allies in the Asian community last night threw down the gauntlet to the Labour leader to put his weight behind a campaign to reinstate into party membership two leading Black activists.Black and Jewish campaigner Jackie ...

Black activists rally behind victor Jeremy Corbyn in Liverpool

Boosted by the big re-election vote achieved by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, key activists gathered at the Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, Toxteth, in the heart of Liverpool’s Black community this week to debate the way forward in the wake of a hist ...

Why Asian mayoral hopeful is being tightlipped about ‘race’

Just back from what was billed as the last campaign speech of the Labour frontrunner for the job of mayor of the UK's capital city.It was a ruthlessly stage-managed affair in the Royal Festival Hall’s Weston Roof Pavilion, a long, narrow penthou ...

Black movement launched to back Jeremy Corbyn's Labour

Black activists and community representatives from around the country gathered at the Council House seat of power of the UK's second largest city to launch a new national grassroots campaign on Saturday. Labour’s Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell ...

Meet Britain's new Black Labour Party modernisers

Labour’s Black political activists have always had a thorny cotton row to hoe. But a new tendency is garnering a reputation as modernisers of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s “kinder, more inclusive” form of politics.Lifted by h ...

Top MP tells of personal experience of BBC 'racism'

Outspoken British shadow minister Clive Lewis has blasted BBC bosses for their failure to combat barriers in the organisation that have prevented Black people like himself getting promotion. The newly-elected MP for Norwich South, who was the&nbs ...

Love-in for Jeremy Corbyn at his first party summit

Unprecedented support for Labour’s new leader was displayed on the streets of a sunny English south coast town I visited today.Of the many people whose views I canvassed in Brighton – delegates to Labour’s annual conference, the leader o ...

I'm backing Jeremy Corbyn, despite his unsavoury 'friends'

Like many others, I face a real dilemma. I’ve known Jeremy Corbyn for more than 30 years and love nearly everything he stands for. Yet there are a few important issues on which I profoundly disagree with him. Does this mean he should no longer have ...

UK opposition leader accused of hyprocrisy on race

Britain’s parliamentary opposition leader has been accused of making cynical electoral calculations on the highly charged issue of race in the run up to next May’s general election.On the same day last week Labour’s Ed Miliband sought to ...

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