Tuesday 19 December 2017 / 11:35 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

We need to ensure Lammy report is a watershed moment in the struggle against racism and discrimination – Burgon

Richard Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, following the Government’s Response to the Lammy Review into the treatment of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals in the Criminal Justice System, said:

“David Lammy’s review shone a spotlight on the widespread discrimination in our criminal justice system. His finding that there is a greater disproportionality in the number of black people in our prisons than in the USA is a source of shame for our society.

”While the Government accepts that much more needs to be done, it is disappointing that they are seeking to resolve the lack of diversity in our judiciary with watered down measures. 

“Labour is committed to reviewing the judicial appointments process, to ensure a judiciary that is more representative of our society. Over the coming months, Labour will be holding the Government to account over its commitments made today and pressing it to go much further to ensure that the Lammy report is a watershed moment in the struggle against racism and discrimination.”