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Warsi: ‘Brexit makes UK more racist’

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In a blistering attack on some of her Conservative colleagues and the Leave campaign in general, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi states that Britain will be a more divided and xenophobic country in the wake of the Leave campaign tactics. As a result she was switching sides from the Leave camp to the Remain camp.

Sam King: Caribbean legend dies

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Sam King MBE should have easily been Sir Sam King. The service he gave to this nation deserved nothing less. As an 18 year old King joined the RAF. He recalls his mother telling him that the ‘mother country needs you, but make sure you come back’.

After putting his life on the line for the UK, he would later return on as part of the historical Windrush Generation which sailed into Tilbury docks in 1948, some three years after the 2nd World War.

Jo Cox: We’ve lost a most courageous MP

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A most awful tragedy has befallen on the British Society: It is devastating that a Member of Parliament should be so brutally murdered going about their duty as a public servant. That devastation is compounded by the knowledge that this MP, Jo Cox was no ordinary politician. What Cox represented was the type of political representative who was driven to make our world a better place, locally, nationally, and globally, particulalry for those who were most vulnerable.

In a world of political opportunism and careerism Cox personified the complete opposite.

OBV's ‘Vote is vote’ poster proved right!

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When Operation Black Vote sought to urge BME communities to register vote ahead of next week’s EU referendum vote we argued that our voices need to be heard,  and our votes need to be counted, not least because there are elements out there  that are truly racist and they will vote. We claimed that sadly, these elements were on both sides of the debate, but particularly on the Leave side.

EU vote is for the many not the few

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Press notice: Immediate
Contact OBV Press office: 07920 057 237 / 07584 177 529

Operation Black Vote and Saatchi & Saatchi have launched a poster campaign urging people to go to the polls to vote in the EU Referendum. The campaign is designed to demonstrate that the future of Britain is within everyone’s power to decide: they simply have to exercise their democratic right to vote.

OBV has teamed up with other voluntary organisations such as Bite the Ballot who seek to mobilise the youth vote in all elections.

OBV urging big voter turnout

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The EU referendum is not just for the powerful and privileged – we hope this photograph of people from Britain’s minority communities will help to open up the debate

Mayor of London backs OBV’s new EU poster

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The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has come out to applaud OBV’s latest poster campaign that urges the UK’s Black and minority ethnic communities to vote on the 23rd June.

In a statement issued from the Mayor’s office Khan said:

This is the OBV that I have worked closely with over many years. They are doing what they do best, by encouraging higher voter turnout from under-represented communities.”

Orlando: Hatred is everywhere. Everyone is affected.

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The brutal killing of black, white, and Latino’s at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida has led to an outpouring of grief and anger across the world. One can only imagine the grief of those left behind or whose families now face years of hospitalisation, disfigurement, impairment and disability.

My heart goes to those affected, my anger is focused on our own culpability as a wider society.

Deciding the future of Britain is everyone’s birthright

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On June 23rd, the United Kingdom will decide whether to leave or remain in the EU.

Operation Black Vote and Saatchi & Saatchi today launches a poster campaign urging people to go to the polls to vote in the EU Referendum. The campaign is designed to demonstrate that the future of Britain is within everyone’s power to decide: they simply have to exercise their democratic right to vote.

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