Tag Archive | politics

Just in case anyone wasn’t thinking it… #BlackLivesMatter

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 populationthan 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

Politics and Disillusionment

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.