- people are not blind to colour in a colour conscious society
- racism affects black and white people both but differently

HARROW COUNCIL FOR JUSTICE
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Trump not keen on international agreements
Trump administration has told lobbyists and European diplomats that the United States will withdraw from the nearly 200-nation climate pact unless it secures concessions for the fossil fuel industry - to promote the coal industry.
The Paris agreement seeks to halt average global warming at no more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above pre-industrial temperatures... read more
Kashmir debate 'rubbished' by MP assistant
Kashmir is a legacy of the British Empire and a longstanding divide line between India and Pakistan relationships, needing a harmonious and sensitive approach by the global community to resolve the matter.
The ongoing and recent Indian Army actions in the Indian held Kashmir, causing enormous death ... read more
Controversial Casey review
While the review highlights variety of socio-cultural negativities, most prevalent in some Muslims, it lacks adequate focus on why things are as they are – for example, barriers to integration which many say are the dominant norms as well as the conflicts and contradiction within these norms. The strategically appointed community secretary Sajid Javid immediately defended the widely disowned ... read more

Plight of the disabled people

Some of the assaults on welfare for vulnerable people by Iain Duncan Smith and George Osborne taking effect now, could prove more painful for thousands of families across the country than any others since the Conservatives launched their austerity campaign back in 2010.
Some 51,000 disabled people have had specially adapted vehicles taken away ..
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Muslim women
in right-wing headlines
Following the home secretary’s foot steps to appear tough, David Cameron’s suggestion of a correlation between the deficiency in English language and perceived extremism has been heavily criticised.
The damaging suggestion, part of the Cameron’s strategic announcement of the new £20 million fund* primarily for ... read more
Brexit hitting schools
Following the EU referendum, the schools are caught up with the politics of Bexit by the implications of school census, immigration, migration and English as an Additional Language (EAL).
Many schools have started collecting data on pupils' country of birth, nationality and level of English proficiency through the school census in line with the national population census, to fulfil the Department for Education requirement.
"The information will be used to help the DfE better understand how children with for example, English as an additional language, perform in terms of broader learning" informs DfE.
At present, schools record if a pupil speaks EAL or not, worked out on the basis of the language spoken at home rather than pupil's acquisition of the English language - the information is usually gathered through the .. read more
Lack of public confidence
in politics
No point in blaming people for not being keen on the politics as the politics is now generally associated with dishonesty, deception, lies and scaremongering – remember MPs expenses scandals (Harrow no exception) or the police enquiries and court convictions regarding the election expenses or the racist pitching at the London mayor election, and of course the use of ‘immigration’ to generate far right nationalistic feelings for Brexit or the insecure politicians with no real moral authority who use a piece of cloth (female scarf) in a show of power to deny Muslim identity and stir up nationalism to capture far right support (remember the previous scare that communism will take over)!
One can describe similar other doings making the same point.
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NHS data security
compromised
Cyber security, like other national security aspects, is government responsibility and it is obvious that the NHS electronic information system and data have not been effectively protected, because of the outdated hardware and software as well as inadequate security arrangements – a classic example of under-investment in the NHS.
The attack was focused on a vulnerability found on Windows operating systems which has been targeted by majority viruses.
.The exploit used to cause the infection is known as EternalBlue and appears to have infiltrated the NHS Network via NHS computers running Windows XP – this operating system was released in 2001, and is no longer supported .. read more

Hosting extremists in Parliament is not acceptable

Open letter to honourable Prime Minister Theresa May, and Home Secretary Amber Rudd - investigate Tory MP for Harrow East Bob Blackman for hosting an extremist ... read more