‘There is absolutely systemic racism’: BAME headteachers share their views

Josephine Okokon, head of St Martins-in-the-Field high school for girls, London© Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Linda Nylind/The Guardian My race became an issue very early in my career as a teacher and I began to discover these subtle, covert barriers. I was often the only female teacher of colour and I soon began to seeContinue reading “‘There is absolutely systemic racism’: BAME headteachers share their views”

THE NATIONALITY AND BORDERS BILL: BENEFITTING PEOPLE SMUGGLERS AT THE EXPENSE OF REFUGEES

“On Thursday the 9th of December, the Nationality and Borders bill passed its third reading in the House of Commons. The Nationality and Borders bill that Patel introduced in July 2021[1] aims to stop the criminal gangs those who smuggle people to the UK via irregular routes. In particular, the bill aims to stop irregular channel crossings from occurring,Continue reading “THE NATIONALITY AND BORDERS BILL: BENEFITTING PEOPLE SMUGGLERS AT THE EXPENSE OF REFUGEES”

Distraught father of nurse Petra Srncova, 32, demands answers

‘Brilliant and dedicated’ children’s hospital worker Petra Srncova, 32, was last seen after she finished a shift on November 28. Police were called to a park minutes away from her London home on Sunday after children out playing discovered her body.  Scotland Yard said Czech-born Miss Srncova’s death was ‘unexplained’ but initial inquiries suggested it was notContinue reading “Distraught father of nurse Petra Srncova, 32, demands answers”

Treat us like human beings, say Afghan refugees who have received lack of support from authorities

Hamid Hakimi, a former interpreter for the British military, says he fears for his pregnant wife who is acutely depressed because of the isolation they feel in the remote part of Scotland. Some newly-arrived Afghan refugees regret fleeing the Taliban and certain death because of a lack of support from UK authorities, i has learned. People who fled Afghanistan amid the takeover byContinue reading “Treat us like human beings, say Afghan refugees who have received lack of support from authorities”

The UK still isn’t honouring its debt to Afghans left behind to the mercy of the Taliban

The UK government’s chaotic handling of the evacuation from Afghanistan in August has been laid bare by the withering testimony of whistleblower Raphael Marshall to the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee. Former Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab faces fresh criticism that he reacted too slowly to the crisis, though he has today hit back on the BBC that theContinue reading “The UK still isn’t honouring its debt to Afghans left behind to the mercy of the Taliban”

Biden returns land to Texas family after it was seized by Trump for border wall

The land of a family in Texas that was seized earlier this year for the construction of a wall on the US-Mexican border will be returned by the Joe Biden administration. Skip to Navigation Skip to Content Skip to footer Your accountgrace  AdChoices Biden returns land to Texas family after it was seized by Trump for border wall Alisha Rahaman Sarkar  4 hrsContinue reading “Biden returns land to Texas family after it was seized by Trump for border wall”

MPs reject bid to stop ‘pushback’ of migrant boats from endangering lives

MPs have voted down a bid by parliament’s human rights committee to make it illegal for immigration officers to attempt to “push back” migrant boats in the English Channel in a way which would endanger lives. The pushback proposal, which would involve Border Force boats physically turning back dinghies heading from France to the UK, is oneContinue reading “MPs reject bid to stop ‘pushback’ of migrant boats from endangering lives”

Barbados to build slavery museum after cutting ties with British monarchy

Barbados is to build a transatlantic slavery museum with the largest collection of British slave records outside the UK, the island’s prime minister has announced days after the country cut ties with the monarchy to become a republic. The facility, designed by Ghanaian-British architect Sir David Adjaye, will include a research institute dedicated to telling theContinue reading “Barbados to build slavery museum after cutting ties with British monarchy”

Barbados to build slavery museum after cutting ties with British monarchy

Barbados is to build a transatlantic slavery museum with the largest collection of British slave records outside the UK, the island’s prime minister has announced days after the country cut ties with the monarchy to become a republic. The facility, designed by Ghanaian-British architect Sir David Adjaye, will include a research institute dedicated to telling theContinue reading “Barbados to build slavery museum after cutting ties with British monarchy”

Advertising migrant Channel crossings on social media ‘should be a specific crime’

Cruel people traffickers who advertise to would-be migrants on social media should be targeted under a crackdown, Labour says tonight The Government’s plan for tackling the smuggling gangs sending people on perilous journeys across the English Channel should include moves to stop them promoting voyages on sites like Facebook and Tik-Tok, ministers will be told. Labour has tabled an amendment toContinue reading “Advertising migrant Channel crossings on social media ‘should be a specific crime’”