UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The British Labor Party, accused of consistently tolerating anti-Semitism attributed to several of its members, pledges in a program announced Tuesday to strengthen anti-discrimination if it wins the December 12 legislative elections.
In Tottenham, north London, opposition leader Jeremy Corbin is supposed to present a program designed to combat “inequality and discrimination suffered by many groups.” He said the Labor Party was the “party of equality and human rights”.
In particular, he promised to force companies to publish statistics on wage differentials affecting blacks, Asians and some members of ethnic minorities.
Currently, companies with more than 250 employees must provide such data on wage differentials between women and men. The Labor Party wants to extend this rule to cases that fall under racial discrimination.
If it wins on December 12, the party pledges to create an “independent educational council” charged with ensuring that “colonialism, injustices in history and the role of the British colonial empire are already taught in the school curriculum.”
“By recognizing the injustices that history has imposed on some of our societies, we can work together for a better future,” said Labor MP Don Butler, in charge of inequality.
Conservatives in power criticized the announcement of the program because the leader of the Labor Party has been accused since the beginning of his campaign of tolerating anti-Semitic statements made by some members of his party, despite his efforts to highlight his party as an anti-discrimination force.
“It is surprising that Corbin is teaching others about racial and religious discrimination while his party is under investigation by the Commission for Equality and Human Rights for widespread anti-Semitism,” Interior Minister Preeti Patel said in a statement.
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