Only six Labour MPs stood up against racist 2014 legislation. Senior Unite official praises them and the contribution of UK’s Caribbean community. Labour must stand strong against all racism
Unite assistant general secretary Howard Beckett issued a video yesterday, a day that marked the Windrush scandal, in which he condemns Boris Johnson’s comfort with racism – and Labour’s timid abstention on the 2014 Immigration Act that enabled the appalling treatment of Caribbean-born citizens.
Beckett goes on to praise both the contribution of the Caribbean community and the courage of the six Labour MPs who defied their party to vote against the legislation:
Beckett is absolutely right – especially against a background of renewed Labour weakness against discrimination against the UK’s black, Asian and other minority communities, including attacks on its own black MPs, made all the more unconscionable when the ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests are taking place around the globe.
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