Dave Whelan’s, Chairman of Wigan Athletic, recent comments regarding the usage of the word “chink” is totally unacceptable.
Chinese for Labour is shocked that someone in such a position of influence has said “there is nothing bad about” calling “a Chinaman a ‘chink’”. Furthermore we are disappointed that he has hired a manager currently under investigation for sending racist text messages.
Our Annual Gala Chinese New Year Banquet 2015 to celebrate the Year of the Goat is on Wednesday, 25th February 2015. The event will be held at the Phoenix Palace Restaurant, 3-5 Glentworth Street, London NW1 5PG. The evening will begin with a champagne reception with canapés at 6.30 pm, followed by dinner at 7.15 pm.
Our “must-attend” Chinese New Year dinner is attended by our Shadow Cabinet Members, Ministers and Peers, together with leading members of the Chinese business and community leaders. This glamorous event draws together the British East Asian Actors, creative communities and supporters from the Labour movement. The era of Chinese MPs is upon us, and we need every support to help our two brilliant prospective parliamentary candidates, Sarah Owen (Hastings & Rye) and Rebecca Blake (Redditch) get elected.
We hope you will be able to join us in the festivities. Please click HERE to book your place.
I am proud to be standing as the candidate for my hometown of Hastings & Rye, but I am equally proud to stand as a parliamentary candidate who is also half Chinese and half British.
My mother is Chinese Malaysian and came to this country 41 years ago to be a nurse in Hastings and continuesto work at our local hospital. People like my mother, are part of the third largest ethnic minority in theUK; the British Chinese. We are also one of the fastest growing communities and contribute a lot to this country, so but there are no Chinese faces in our parliament. Until now, no parties have fielded candidates of Chinese descent in winnable seats, hopefully this will change with both I and Rebecca Blake for Redditch workinghard in marginal constituencies.
We have slowly climbed out from the longest and deepest recession since the publication of comparable data in 1955. The dominant news headlines have also returned to the pre-recession favourites – the strong rising house price trends, especially in London and the South East. Figures from the second quarter of 2014 show that the average UK house price is around £186,000, but over £400,000 in London; which represents an 11.5% annual increase for the country and a big leap of over 25% in London. Considering the average starting salary for graduates is around £20,000 and slightly more in London, it is not a surprise that there is major ‘housing affordability’ crisis in this country.
Tackling the housing shortage will be one of the next Labour government’s top priorities.
That’s because for many people the dream of home ownership is slipping out of reach. Under this government, home ownership is at its lowest level since the 1980s. That should be no surprise, when it is presiding over the lowest level of house building in peacetime since the 1920s.
Since the last time UK voters went to the polls, a huge shift in the landscape of British society has become clear. For a country that has long taken home ownership for granted, the number of people who are able to afford it has been falling. As a result, the number of people stuck renting from private landlords has doubled in the past decade.