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Anger at austerity measures on the rise

Protest across Europe

Yesterday, marches took place across Europe in protest at government cuts to public spending.

In Brussels more than fifty thousand gathered to show their discontent at increasing levels of austerity, and privatisation.

Strikes in Spain yesterday saw most of its car industry crippled.

There were als0 protests in Latvia, and Germany
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The wealth of nations and London 2012

Delhi 2010 - lessons for 2012?

Rupa Jha on BBC Radio 4’s Crossing Continents has been looking into the Commonwealth Games taking place in New Delhi next month.

India saddles new and old worlds – a booming economy and an information Technology hub alongside extreme poverty. All this against, what some might argue is an unsustainably rising population. Continue reading

Immigration cap law moves closer

immigration minister to cap restaurant workers

by Richard Sudan

Immigration chief Damian Green has called for Curry Houses to train more British chefs instead of using the skills of migrants according to a front page splash in Eastern Eye

The comments by Green come as Home Secretary Theresa May has called for the introduction of ID cards to be scrapped-but not for non EU immigrants.  In addition it is understood that a permanent cap is to be introduced early next year for the number of non EU immigrants, largely affecting South Asian countries. Continue reading

Budget cuts set to hit black poor

IFS budget challenge

The highly regarded Institute of Fiscal Studies has challenged the Government assertion that the budget was both progressive but “firm but fair”.

The Government has insisted that the poorest section of the community including large sections of the Asian, African and Caribbean communities would be protected from huge budget spending reductions. Continue reading

Race Bias Within UK Labour Market

Jobs in short supply

A shocking new report confirms that discrimination within the UK labour market, particularly in the best paid professions remains a major problem.
Racism in the labour market is one of the biggest barrier’s to black and ethnic minority employment and promotion in the private sector. Continue reading

61 Asian businesses support Tory policy

Indian Business

61 key figures in Asian business have shown their support for the Conservative party in the run up to the election by adding their names  to the list of those who oppose Labour’s plans to raise NIC’s (national insurance contributions)
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Gun Shootings Threaten BME Business

Another three young people were being cared for in a London hospital after an automatic weapon was fired in a crowded Grime event in Collingdale West London on Sunday 11th April. Luckily all seem set to make a full recovery. The same cannot be said for promoters of black music such is the effect these crimes have on the one area of business growth in Britain’s black communities.
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