I swallowed the Brexit lies. Now I regret telling curry house workers to vote leave

With Indian restaurants in crisis, Boris Johnson and Priti Patel said we would be able to employ more chefs from south Asia 

One of the many myths and mysteries of the 2016 referendum campaign is that people from the south-east Asian community backed a leave campaign that was so often linked to bigotry.

Read the full article on The Guardian here


The Black European Identity: Reflections On Brexit And Black Europeans

The plight of black Europeans in the UK must be fought for with vim and zeal even if they are a small minority amongst a majority we cannot identify with

Brexit has been a subject of contention in the UK for the last three years; we’ve all heard about it and are ready to move on from it. There seems to be an overwhelming sense of apathy: “[Brexit] this is bad, but we will survive” - appears to be the sentiment echoed by many of my fellow black women, who unsurprisingly, will have the most to lose from Brexit. 

Click to read the full article on Black Ballad here


A People's Vote needs a strong positive case for freedom of movement

BELLA FRIMPONG says the UK has benefited hugely from the freedom of movement. Here she gives a personal account of how it has helped her family.

“Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.”

A question that sends a shiver down the spine of most normal people, forced upon us by ‘facilitators’ to make us acquaint ourselves with strangers in a new environment.

Read the full article on the New European here


Don't leave it to the Lib Dems to protest against Brexit

LIRON VELLEMAN calls on Labour supporters to be heard loud and clear at the People's Vote March.

Respect for human dignity and human rights. Democracy and equality. These are reasons why I joined the Labour Party in 2011. They are also the basic tenets of the European Union. I’ve been an active campaigner ever since. Not just in my local community in Barnet, but from Leeds to Liverpool, Wales to the West Midlands. I’ve been proud to be campaigning for Labour values on doorsteps, in communities and in the corridors of power, and for the voices of people across the country agitating for the changes we need to make our country fairer, safer and more prosperous – for the many, not the few.

Read the full article on The New European here


We can’t fight the far right with milkshakes. We can only deal them a defeat at the ballot box

The BNP was at its strongest when it was winning elections. That’s why we need a big turnout tomorrow to see off Nigel Farage and his cronies

This Thursday, people across the country will vote in the European parliament elections. Historically, the turnout at such elections is low compared to local and general elections. In fact last time they were held, only 35 per cent of eligible voters even bothered with them.

Click to read the full article on The Independent here

 


Young people must march for their future on October 20

On March 28, in the SECC Glasgow, the National Union of Students were hosting their annual conference. The day before, they had become the first national organisation to publicly support a People’s Vote. Amatey Doku, their vice-president of higher education was meant to be giving a standard re-election speech – pledges delivered, more work yet to be done, etc. But he didn’t do that.

Click to read the full article on Infacts here


The people deserve a say on deal or stay

Brexit will stoke racism, especially against BAME EU migrants says Rupa Huq

The news in early December that Sajid Javid sympathised with the Syrian refugee teenage victim of racist bullying who went viral via sickening video footage as he’d been there too as an Asian kid subjected to racism, won the Home Secretary plaudits. As someone who’s been called “Paki” in my time myself it was a welcome admission and punctured the government spin that all is rosy in near post-Brexit Britain, which threatens to take us back to the 70s in more ways than one.

 

Read the full article on Chartist here


We urgently need a more representative debate around Brexit

Discussions about Brexit at state policy level, as with much political discourse in the UK, has so far been dominated by the perspectives of white men. The Brexit Secretary and his predecessor are both white men and the majority of the current cabinet is made up of white men. Women, meanwhile, have been critically underrepresented in the Brexit debate as well as politics more broadly, and our lack of representation has not been recognised. Only two UK members of the European Parliament and less than 4% of MPs are black and minority ethnic (BME) women. Furthermore, there are no women of colour in the cabinet: there simply are not enough BME women politicians to represent us in the Brexit debate.

 

Read the full article on Gal-Dem here


'This march is personal' - The young activist who felt the effects of racism since Brexit

When a van drove into crowds outside a mosque in Finsbury Park BASHIR IBRAHIM's brother was one of those injured. Here Bashir explains why the fight against Brexit is also a fight against racism.

Read the full article on The New European here


Calling for a People’s Vote does not make you fair game

We should not let thugs intimidate us out of a Peoples Vote

Politics brings out strong feelings whenever it is discussed. This is a great thing and what makes me proud of living in a democracy where free speech is celebrated.

However, as we saw on Monday, events have put into focus the abuse people have to face for daring to suggest that we hold a further democratic vote on the Brexit deal.

Read the full article on Left Foot Forward here



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