The UK is’systematically racist,’ according to a think tank that deems Boris Johnson a “brat.”
A think tank whose chief executive once referred to Boris Johnson as a “entitled Bullingdon Club brat” has argued that Britain is “systemically” racist.
Over 100 civil society organizations and NGOs, led by The Runnymede Trust, warned that the government’s initiatives to combat racism risk violating international human rights rules. The taxpayer-funded Equality and Human Rights Commission commissioned the research, which slammed the findings of the UK’s Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, which Tony Sewell published in April. Dr. Sewell said in April that Britain was no longer biased towards ethnic minorities.
The trust, however, denied the findings, claiming it was a screenplay “crafted for 10 Downing Street,” while chief executive Dr Halima Begum previously referred to the Prime Minister as a “brat,” according to The Times.
The trust argued that the British government was breaking an international treaty known as the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in its attack on the UK (ICERD).
The trust argued that the present method to combatting racism will worsen the issue across the country, following racist comments made towards England’s footballers following the Euro 2020 final loss to Italy.
The Runnymede Trust claimed that the Electoral Integrity Bill, which seeks to introduce voter identification, will marginalize minorities.
They also argued that the Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Courts Bill will have a significant impact on ethnic minorities since they are “more likely to be punished for knife or weapon offenses.”
“Put simply, we no longer perceive a Britain where the system is purposely stacked against racial minorities,” Dr. Sewell stated in his assessment earlier this year.
“There are hurdles and inequities; they are numerous, and paradoxically, only a handful of them are directly related to racism.
“Too often, ‘racism’ is used as a blanket explanation that may be accepted without further investigation.”
Dr. Sewell stated that he would defend his findings in response to the criticism from the Runnymede Trust.
“Our research indicates in the opening that there is structural racism in this country, but not in that systemic way,” he told The Daily Telegraph.
“In my opinion, our report stands as it is, and we will vigorously defend its conclusions,” said the author.
Under Ms Begum’s leadership, the Runnymede Trust has been a vocal opponent of the government, joining the Good Law Project in filing a legal review of the appointments. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”