PM Boris Johnson Forms Commission to Tackle Racism


PM Boris Johnson Forms Commission to Tackle Racism in the UK

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Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the formation of a cross-governmental commission that will look into all aspects of racial inequality in the UK, as the issue of racism dominates the international political discourse recently following the George Floyd protests in the US.

The commission would examine “all aspects of inequality — in employment, in health outcomes, in academic and all other walks of life,” said Boris Johnson.

Johnson said that when thousands of people march peacefully for Black Lives Matter, you can’t ignore it. I can’t ignore the strength of feeling, he added.

Recently, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak spoke out about the racist abuse he faced as a child growing up in Britain. “It is difficult enough but when I had my younger brother and sister with me at the time it was particularly upsetting; I wanted to protect them from it,” he said.

The UK Prime Minister is yet to lay out further details of the new commission, remit and timetable but it will be overseen by UK Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch and include independent members. There are expected to be public evidence sessions and legislation could follow.

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