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Saturday, 9 June 2012

Austerity & Racism

As the media spotlight falls on racism in Poland and Ukraine at the Euro 2012 football championship, Kailash Chand warns in Tribune that ‘increasing numbers of people are reeling from a succession of policies that will further increase racism and inequality. The austerity policies of David Cameron and Osborne are ignoring the social consequences of their approach to the economy and housing. Unprecedented cuts will provoke ideological racism and institutional racism’

That the problem is not confined to Britain is evidenced by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) annual report for 2011 which states that ‘economic austerity is fuelling racism and intolerance in Europe’