Labour launch ‘Realising One Nation: Developing a new race equality strategy’ consultation
Today Labour are launching ‘Realising One Nation: Developing a new race equality strategy for Labour’, a new consultation as part of Labour’s Policy Review.
Gloria De Piero MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, said:
“We have come a long way since Labour introduced the Race Relations Act in 1968, but under this Government progress has stalled.
“It is unacceptable that as a non-white person today, you are twice as likely to be unemployed as the national average in the UK, and educational attainment is still linked to ethnic background.
“On so many fronts this Government is failing our BAME communities. We should be supporting entrepreneurship opportunities for ethnic minority businesses and helping the police to increase recruitment from minority communities.
“This is why Labour is today launching the ‘Realising One Nation’ consultation. We need a new race equalities strategy to address all these challenges and support stronger community cohesion.”
The outcomes of the consultation on developing a new race equality strategy will feed into the Shadow Cabinet’s work on equalities policy and to Labour’s Politics Policy Commission.
Responses to the consultation can be submitted via Your Britain, Labour’s online home of policy development, at yourbritain.org.uk. The document and submission form can be found in the Policy Review section of the website here.