Letter from race equality campaigners to UK political leaders

An open letter from race equality activists and campaigners to each of the main party leaders demands better political leadership on issues such as race equality and immigration.

The letter says:

‘We are now deeply worried about race relations, the rising tide of Islamophobia and anti-immigrant sentiment, which are fuelled by the open disdain shown by many politicians for policies which promote a more equal and inclusive society.’

It was sent on 1 August 2014 and is signed by representatives of organisations including Operation Black Vote, Migrants’ Rights Network, Race On The Agenda, The Runnymede Trust and Birmingham Race Action Partnership.