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Give me a pale male PM with great policies over a ‘diverse’ one reinforcing inequality

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It is not the British version of the Obama moment, when the election in 2008 of an African American to the White House appeared to mark a significant moment in American history. The magnitude of slavery in US history,...

Would-be Tory leaders don’t want to tackle social inequality. That’s a gift to Labour

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One way of making sense of current events within the British Conservative party is to think of them as the unravelling of the changes that Boris Johnson had wreaked. It’s true that the repudiation of the Cameron era i...

‘An inequality story’: Utah abortion ban will drive women further into poverty

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“I was horrified.” Utah State Representative Angela Romero had long known that if the supreme court ruled to overturn Roe v Wade, her state’s trigger law would come into effect and elective abortions would quickly be ...

I help rich people tackle inequality. Here’s how the cost-of-living crisis could be fixed

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I spent nearly a decade advising the UK’s wealthiest families on how to preserve their wealth. As we witness extraordinary hikes in the cost of living, we need to talk about the elephant in the room: wealth inequality...

‘Perfect storm’ of crises is widening global inequality, says UN chief

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Humanity is facing a “perfect storm” of crises that is widening inequality between the north and south, the UN secretary general has warned. The divide is not only “morally unacceptable” but dangerous, further threate...

Baby formula shortage highlights inequality in US maternal support

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Maria Stant breastfed her first three children, but she found nursing her babies was a challenge once she went back to work. She worked as a server at a pizza place and then at another restaurant, and she could only a...

Poorest New Zealanders lose out to ‘squeezed middle’ in budget, inequality experts say

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The budget neglects poor New Zealanders in favour of the “squeezed middle”, inequality experts have said, despite promises by Jacinda Ardern’s government to combat child poverty. Budget 2022 offered up a swathe of sho...

‘Pervasive’ inequality derailing black UK chemists’ careers, report finds

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Black and minority ethnic chemists face “pervasive” inequalities that restrict their access to research funding and derail their academic careers, according to a new report by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The repor...

Corporate tree-planting drive in Scotland ‘risks widening rural inequality’

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A drive by wealthy companies to plant forests in the Scottish Highlands to offset their carbon emissions risks creating even greater inequalities in rural areas, a major report has warned. The analysis says a surge of...

Rowan Williams calls for UK wealth tax to tackle ‘spiralling inequality’

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Rowan Williams, the former archbishop of Canterbury, has called on the UK government to impose a wealth tax on the super-rich to help tackle “spiralling inequality”, which he said was “deeply damaging to our collectiv...

Doctors call for action not words from NHS in response to racial inequality report

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Health officials have “paid lip service” to racism in the NHS for years, leading black, Asian and minority ethnic doctors have warned as they called for “concrete” action to tackle inequalities exposed by a landmark r...

Working from home has entrenched inequality – how can we use it to improve lives instead?

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It was Omicron that did it. Up until early December, office workers in England seemed to be steadily returning to their desks. But once the new variant had arrived, a change that had been taking shape since the Covid ...

‘We cannot boost our way out of the pandemic’: WHO head on global vaccine inequality – video

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The World Health Organization has said booster programmes are more likely to lengthen the pandemic rather than shorten it, as vaccine inequality means many countries have not yet hit their 40% vaccination target while...

We can’t address the climate crisis unless we also take on global inequality

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Let’s face it: our chances of staying under a 2C increase in global temperature are not looking good. If we continue business as usual, the world is on track to heat up by 3C at least by the end of this century. At cu...

Omicron variant is vaccine inequality wake-up call, says South Africa’s President Ramaphosa – video

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South Africa's president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has expressed disappointment at countries that have imposed travel bans on southern African countries after the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant.Omicron, named a 'variant ...

Two top art institutions given £800k to tackle racial inequality

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Two leading art institutions have been awarded £800,000 to address racial inequality in visual arts, which will allow 120 artists to collaborate with almost 30 museums and galleries across the country. The Freelands F...

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