Labour to fight for '˜diverse and united' UK

Jeremy Corbyn has vowed that Labour will fight for a 'diverse and united Britain', as he launched a new consultation on tackling discrimination and promoting racial equality.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: John Devlin
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: John Devlin

The Labour leader said it will also look at measures to tackle the “systematic disadvantage” faced by minorities.

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The move comes after Theresa May launched an audit of public services to root out racial disparities as part of a drive to tackle inequality.

Mr Corbyn said: “In Britain, hate crime is rising. More than half of all young black people are unemployed. Black people are a shocking 37 times more likely to be stop and searched.

“Labour must be a party that fights for black, Asian and ethnic minority communities – and a diverse and united Britain.”