Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, speaking at the Nottingham Windrush Day Ceremony tonight, said:
“Today we are celebrating Windrush Day, but the tragedy still continues. Wendy Williams was asked to produce an Independent Report which contains 30 recommendations. The Government has still not responded properly.
A Compensation Scheme was set up but only £640,000 has been paid out and many residents in Nottingham are still awaiting any payment.
The Government was determined to create a hostile environment running vans with signs telling people to go home. Given that and the death of George Floyd it’s not surprising that the Hate Crime figures have shot up.
In the last two weeks race-related Hate Crime reports went up by 54% and although the numbers are small, reports of Religious/Faith Hate Crime reports rose by 400%.
We need to learn to treat everybody with respect. Let’s just remember that black nurses and doctors have helped us through the current Covid-19 crisis. When schools re-open properly it will be black teachers and staff who have helped to make this possible.”
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Posted on Monday 22nd June 2020