Black Lives Matter: PM urged to deliver ‘get serious and deliver’ and told BAME people don’t need ‘another review’


Boris Johnson has promised a cross-government commission to tackle racism following widespread protests in the UK.

Boris Johnson is under pressure to “get serious and deliver” when it comes to tackling racial inequality, after critics dismissed his announcement of “another review” into the issue.

Following widespread protests in the UK in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, the prime minister has promised a cross-government commission to tackle racism.

This will look at “all aspects of inequality – in employment, in health outcomes, in academic and all other walks of life”, Mr Johnson said in a newspaper column for his former employer, the Daily Telegraph.

The newspaper reported the commission will report directly to the prime minister and will have an independent chair.

It will look at inequality across the UK, not just that affecting the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community, and will be asked to produce recommendations for the government by the end of this year, the Telegraph added.

Full details of the review are due to be provided in the coming days.



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