Community Responses to challenging Islamaphobia

Below is a speech delivered by JUST’s Director Ratna Lachman on the 22nd of November at a an event organized by the Muslim Engagement and Development Project. In the context of our contemporary reality, I firmly believe that you cannot…

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Child Commissioner’s abuse report lays basis for balanced debate

In spite of sniping, facts and figures give the lie to 'Asian gangs' as main factor. So do Freedom of Information figures obtained by Ratna Lachman's JUST West Yorkshire group. She takes issue with Keighley's Conservative MP Kris Hopkins
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JUST West Yorkshire Racial Justice Bulletin – 20 November 2014

To read the Racial Justice Bulletin issued on 20 November 2014, please click here

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Say no to the detention expansion plan

This government is planning to detain more immigrants. Say no to the detention expansion plan News items about immigration detention hit the media with certain frequency now, often for disturbing and distressing reasons.  Most recently, a young Bangladeshi man called…

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Immigration, Lies and Politics

Immigration, Lies and Politics Despite the impression given by scaremongers that the UK is being ‘swamped’ by immigrants, in Yorkshire and Humber net Immigration is on the decrease. Despite these statistical trends, in the last European elections, Yorkshire and Humber…

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Ratna Lachman: Chancellor’s Metro Mayor is not right for the North

To read the article on the Yorkshire Post website, please click here THE other night I took part in a televised BBC debate to discuss what future devolution for Yorkshire might look like. It was a depressing experience, because we never…

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Why I decided to leave the Lib Dems – Lester Holloway

My reason for ending associations with this party was its’ collective failure to promote race equality and anti-racism both in policy terms and within the party itself. Some of the issues may be internal but as a public party that seeks public votes these are issues that concern us all, regardless of political affiliation or support. Indeed they are issues that, to a greater or lesser extent, affect all parties.
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Ratna Lachman on BBC Radio 4 Any Questions Programme

Ratna Lachman shared a platform with the former Home Secretary David Blunkett MP, Daily Telegraph columnist Allison Pearson, and Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi. [button url="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04mhd5v" class="button" size="large" color="purple" target="_self" lightbox_content="" lightbox_description=""] Listen to the Show [/button]

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