Friday, 23 March 2007


In the wake of the commemoration events being held this weekend (200th anniversary of the abolishment of the slave trade act in Britain), the Times journalist, Alice Miles has written an article about racial equality in Britain.

Here is an extract from her column:

The Queen will attend the service at Westminster Abbey to mark the bicentenary of the Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, 1807. Have you ever seen her with any black advisers? Have you seen many of them around the Prime Minister? Parliament has come up with myriad ways to commemorate the anniversary of this Act of Parliament, including a whole section dedicated to it on its website, copies of ancient parchment and what have you, but it doesn’t even officially collect figures for the ethnicity of its MPs today.

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