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Good morning.

So a government who have been in control of its institutions for the past 10 years gets a carefully selected panel chosen by a No 10 official to report that those institutions aren't racist. Well, I'm deeply shocked by that news...

Elsewhere some see the news management as being a bit iffy...

https://twitter.com/peterwalker99/statu ... 7367905284

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The précis was also released under a really rare type of embargo called “no approach” - usually only used for things like Queen’s honours etc. Means you can’t gather any reaction before embargo time (midnight in this case). They wanted to avoid *any* response to day 1 coverage.
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And this, from the report into the policing of the vigil on Clapham Common, is very odd.

https://twitter.com/henrymance/status/1 ... 3912655872

Why was the report even addressing the calls for Cressida Dick to go?

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Nothing to see here. move along please...

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Bill Crothers controlled £40bn of annual UK state procurement
- he also set up Crown Commercial Service
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RogerOThornhill wrote:
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So a government who have been in control of its institutions for the past 10 years gets a carefully selected panel chosen by a No 10 official to report that those institutions aren't racist.

My initial impression is that they may have overdone it a little.

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And remember this is public money that the government is spending on self-serving “independent” reports that diminish in real value with each new implausible conclusion.

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Wow, the Race Commission actually decided which journalists should get early sight of their report?

https://twitter.com/Nadine_Writes/statu ... 2462633986

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So there are twenty (count em) candidates in May's election for London mayor.


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PostPosted: Wed 31 Mar, 2021 1:47 pm 
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Can't think anyone is surprised at this...

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gilsey wrote:
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Good morning.

So a government who have been in control of its institutions for the past 10 years gets a carefully selected panel chosen by a No 10 official to report that those institutions aren't racist.

My initial impression is that they may have overdone it a little.


Yeah, you aren't really meant to make it this obvious.


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Out of all my family, friends and acquaintances only one of them has been stopped by the police on a number of occasions while going about his business doing no harm to anybody. He's also the only one who's black. According to the Conservatives this is a total coincidence and probably his own fault for not 'helping himself through his own agency'.

Truly repellent.


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Interesting and revealing thread on hiring...

https://twitter.com/PatMcGovern16/statu ... 9686402050

A bit selective in their use of evidence then?

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Racial disparities in the UK: the people who compiled the report

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/31/racial-disparities-in-the-uk-the-people-who-compiled-the-report

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Always a bit of a downer when you find out somebody you like has naff politics.


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And that someone you admired for their intelligence could be so willfully ignorant.

It's a double helping of disappointment.

I'll try imagining she's just politically naive and see how far that gets me next time I watch her.


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For me nothing will ever beat seeing Clive Lloyd appear at a pro-Thatcher rally during the 1987 GE campaign - absolutely never saw that one coming.

Genuinely adored the guy as a kid.


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Kenny Everett.

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