In 2017, the Lammy Review showed that while black people comprise 3% of the overall population in England and Wales, they currently make up 12% of its prison population. The percentage of black people in England and Wales who are in prison is higher in relation to their share of the general population than the corresponding figure in the US. In this regard, we’re locking more of our black people away than the big, bad USA. The numbers only get worse when you consider younger inmates specifically: 48% of under-18s in custody are from black or other ethnic minority backgrounds.”https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/04/systemic-racism-police-brutality-british-problems-black-lives-matter
In a democracy, it is essential that public policy is responsive to the public’s wishes and that election promises are honoured.”https://www.migrationwatchuk.org/what-is-the-problem
Admittedly discussing a very much more specific but no less thorny topic; I thought I would share this.