Inside Politics: ‘Shocking’ conditions at asylum seeker unit and ‘persistent’ racism in police

Women and babies sleeping next to men on mattresses in an office, and ‘much more to do’ to end race inequality in the police, writes Matt Mathers

Friday 30 July 2021 08:34
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What a story. After having to launch a crowdfunding campaign just to make it to the games, England’s Bethany Shriever has won gold in Tokyo, following a dramatic end to the BMX racing final. Kye Whyte claimed the nation’s first Olympic medal in the event, with silver in the men’s competition just moments earlier. Back at home, Keir Starmer says Wales is speeding ahead of England in ending self-isolation rules for the fully jabbed. Today he calls on Boris Johnson to bring forward England’s 16 August date to end Britain’s “pingdemic”. Elsewhere, MPs have uncovered “shocking” conditions at an asylum seeker unit in Kent, and a report finds there is still racial inequality in the police.

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