Labour changed the face of britain

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Labour changed the face of britain

Race riots erupt across the country, encouraged by right-wing pro-white groups, building on ill-feeling at competition for housing and jobs. Riots start in Liverpool in Augustand spread in the s to Birmingham, Nottingham and west London.

They culminate in the infamous Notting Hill riots in August The separate assaults of five black men by white youths in Shepherd's Bush and Notting Hill sparks unrest and at around midnight on 30 August rioting breaks out and lasts a week.

It would not have been outlawed under the act if it applied to a private room. Numbers of immigrants into Britain increases and tension builds.

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Triggered by race riots across the country, the Race Relations Act comes into force. The act outlaws racial discrimination in public places. It forbids discrimination on the "grounds of colour, race, or ethnic or national origins" and includes hotels and restaurants.

However, it excludes not only private boarding houses, but shops as well. Conservative opponents to the law insist on making discrimination a civil offence, not a criminal one, causing Labour backbenchers and anti-racism campaigners to say the law is not tough enough.

After independence inmany chose to keep their British passports. It becomes impossible for Kenyan Asians to work in the country, and many have to give up their homes and businesses. Thousands of Kenyan Asians turn to Britain as a safe haven, emigrating to start a new life.

Through the 50s and 60s, immigration increases. The UK foreign-born population grows by over one million people to 6. With job shortages back home, job vacancies in Britain and, untila policy of welcoming Commonwealth immigrants into Britain, numbers increase.

These immigrants are not just living and working in Britain, but adding to its culture. By the immigrant population numbers over three million, includingwho identify themselves as Jamaican origin,from India andfrom Ireland. People of Indian origin become the largest immigrant group in the census.Jeremy Corbyn has said Labour has “changed the face of British politics”, as polls suggest he could be on course for Number Ten.

With shock exit . Latest Brexit news, comment and analysis from the Guardian, the world's leading liberal voice. The Labour Government had to drop the whole prosecution.

It had been made to look not only mean and vindictive but also extremely stupid. Spain and Portugal, AD-Present. Spain, unlike Britain, never fell outside of history after the collapse of the Western Empire, which gives us a continuous record of rule from Rome through the Visigoths and, Spain underwent her own unique transformation in the trauma of the Islâmic conquest.

The Visigoths were crushed and for almost three centuries a revived Christian kingdom.


A labour shortage after WW2 sparks mass immigration that would transform the make-up of Britain. It starts with an influx from the Commonwealth, then the fall of the Iron Curtain, and those.

Labour changed the face of britain

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