Thursday 22 October 2020 / 4:21 PM Marsha de Cordova

Gov’t consistently fails to act on systemic racism’ – De Cordova on new Health Inequalities Report

Marsha de Cordova MP, Labour’s Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary,commenting on the publication of the Government’s first Quarterly Report Progress to Address Covid-19 Health Inequalities, said:

“The government knows that systemic racism is a key cause of the unequal impact of Covid but it consistently fails to act.

“This is too little too late; we are already in the second wave.

“Equal opportunity does not mean treating everybody the same and seeing who sinks and who swims. We need a proper national strategy and real action to address the deep structural issues that the Government knows exist.”