Thursday 1 April 2021 / 10:26 AM Marsha de Cordova

Marsha de Cordova responds to resignation of Boris Johnson’s adviser on race

Marsha de Cordova MP, Labour’s Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary, responding to the resignation of Boris Johnson’s adviser on race, said:

“To have your most senior advisor on ethnic minorities quit as you publish a so-called landmark report on race in the UK is telling of how far removed the Tories are from the everyday lived experiences of Black, Asian and ethnic minority people.

“Their divisive report appears to glorify slavery and suggests that institutional racism does not exist despite the evidence to the contrary. It is no wonder they are losing the expertise from their team.”