Pension freeze for minorities who retire abroad


People who retire to countries such as India, Pakistan, Trinidad &Tobago, Grenada, Nigeria and Kenya are not entitled to their full pension payout, unlike those retiring and staying in the UK and Europe.

People from Black and minority ethnic (BME) background who retire to certain countries will have their state pension frozen for the duration of their retirement and this will have a detrimental effect on future of BME finances according to a report by equality think tank Runnymede Trust.

Runnymede Trust: "Budget's racial disadvantage"


Yesterday, the leading race equality think tank, Runnymede Trust unveiled their analysis of the Governments  recent budget. The hard hitting report suggests nearly 4 million Black and minority ethnic individuals might be disproportionately affected.

Theresa May and Police Accountability


On 23 July I had the pleasure to accompany OBV director Simon Wooley as he introduced Home Secretary Theresa May on a forum for policing by consent. I was enthusiastic to attend the event because police brutality is a particularly passionate concern in the States right now, and I was interested to see that the Home Office for the UK was initiating a conversation of the same issue with OBV.

Blair calls attention to Deputy Leader contest


This week saw the Labour leadership battle wake up from its politcal stupor: on Monday there was the Welfare Bill vote that revealed in an equally vivid and graceless fashion the battle within the Labour Party; whether former PM Tony Blair's intervention on Tuesday at a Progress seminar hekped or hindered is yet to be seen; and then on Wednesday the polling bombshell that the candidate Jeremy Corbyn who got on the ballot with minutes to spare was in the lead on 1st and 2nd prefence votes.

Cliche - yes, but a week's a long time in politics...

Home Secretary orders Black police deaths review



Policing by consent is the most cherished principle that informs and gives credence to our consent for the police to take whatever lawful action is necessary to maintain the Queens peace.

First articulated by the father of modern policing Sir John Peel over a hundred years ago, this important maxim was accompanied by another equally important ethic, and that is, the public are the police and the police are the public.

Combined, these two cornerstones' of ethical policing are the bedrock on which the whole edifice of British policing rests.

Football - the ugly side of the beautiful game


Football. The beautiful game is often marred with the toxic stench of racism, the rise of which is evident in the extent to which we see resurgent racial attacks in the game across the world.

Just this morning, news reports revealed the punishment for four Chelsea fans accused of refusing to allow a black man on to the Paris Metro – each has been banned from attending football matches for up to five years.

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