|Today, Jeremy Corbyn, Dawn Butler and Diane Abbott will launch Labour’s most ambitious Race and Faith Manifesto.
The new manifesto is ambitious and transformative, pushing back on nearly a decade of Tory austerity and policies that have decimated BAME and faith-based communities in particular.
While the Tories have used the divisive politics of hate, which culminated in the hostile environment and led to the Windrush scandal, Labour knows that the fight for justice and change isn’t over.
Labour’s people powered Race and Faith Manifesto takes us beyond what we’ve previously committed in how we’ll radically shift policies to ensure the economic, social or structural barriers faced are addressed.
Policy announcements as part of Labour’s new Race and Faith Manifesto include:
• The creation of an Emancipation Educational Trust to ensure historical injustice, colonialism and role of the British empire is taught in the National Curriculum;
• Extend pay gap reporting to BAME groups to tackle pay discrimination based on race;
• Establish a Race Equality Unit based within the Treasury which will review major spending announcements for its impact on BAME communities;
• End the rip-off charges for passports, visas, tests and other documentation imposed by the Home Office;
• Launch a wide ranging review into the underrepresentation of BAME teachers in schools;
• An independent review of far-right extremism which has seen significant growth over the last few years.
Whatever your background, wherever you are from, whatever your faith or religious belief, Labour believes that you should have the chance to use your talents to fulfil your potential. Labour will tackle head on the barriers that have unfairly held back so many people and communities.
It’s time for real change – it’s time for a Labour government.
A copy of the Race and Faith manifesto is attached.
You can also view the Race and Faith manifesto here: https://labour.org.uk/raceandfaith