Dave Whelan, Chairman of Wigan Athletic, recent comments regarding the usage of the word “chink” is totally unacceptable.
Chinese for Labour refutes the claim that there is nothing bad about calling a person of Chinese ethnicity a “chink” – this is naked racism.
Drawing a parallel between using the term “chinks” in relation to Chinese people and using the term “Brits” to refer to British people is ignorant and offensive.
Racism and discrimination is still a part of everyday life for many British Chinese. Such comments only serve to proliferate and normalise the continued use of discriminatory and racist language.
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.
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.
Age UK has recently published its 'Housing in Later Life' report looking at some of the key issues affecting the housing choices available to all of us as we get older. This coincides with a number of important policy developments including the announcement of a new accessibility standard for all newly built homes, an increased focus on the deployment of adaptations services to help older people live independently, the Care Act 2014 placing greater emphasis on the role of housing in the delivery of health and social care, and calls for a dramatic increase in the supply of retirement housing to extend the options available to older people.