Matthew Fell, chief UK policy director at the Confederation of British Industry, said: “Companies with a history of benefitting from slavery should carefully consider how they address their past. Acknowledging and learning from previous wrongdoing is vital for organisations to take the right steps in future.” … [Read more...] about Bank praised by Boris Johnson had slavery links, data shows
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Mr Johnson, who has written a book about Churchill, said: "He was a hero, and I expect I am not alone in saying that I will resist with every breath in my body any attempt to remove that statue from Parliament Square, and the sooner his protective shielding comes off the better." … [Read more...] about Black Lives Matter: Boris Johnson vows to tackle racism – but says we cannot ‘Photoshop the cultural landscape’
With Chris Whitty’s alpaca-esque features silently screaming “don’t associate me with anything this dangerous clown says” as Boris Johnson told us to fill our lungs with Covid-laced air from next Saturday, you sense the TV graphs of doom could be back in our living rooms by autumn. … [Read more...] about Brian Reade: There are many lessons to be learned as we enter life after lockdown
What are sanctions and why do countries use them? Dead Russian lawyer wins 10-year rights battle UK draws up post-Brexit sanctions plan It will target individuals or organisations accused of human rights violations around the world, as well as those who profit financially from those abuses. … [Read more...] about UK sanctions regime to target human rights abusers
"There's a free and fair competition element here, there's a security element, there's a data-privacy element, and there's a sort of geopolitics of Chinese influence as well - the influence of the Chinese Communist Party," Bob Seely, a member of the foreign affairs committee, told the BBC. … [Read more...] about Huawei: What would happen if the UK ditched the Chinese firm?