I was in Bristol recently and visited the Bristol Bus Boycott plaque. I wanted to pay tribute to Paul Stephenson OBE and the other formidable campaigners who forced the Bristol Omnibus Company to reverse its decision not to employ Black or Asian staff.
The boycott of the Bristol Omnibus Company, which became known as the ‘Bristol Bus Boycott’, took place in 1963 and lasted four months. It is credited with being the reason Prime Minister Harold Wilson introduced the 1965 Race Relations Act, which outlawed racial discrimination in public places.
I salute Paul Stephenson and all of the Bristol Bus Boycott campaigners and supporters. They helped make Britain a better place for people like me.
I am very excited to have been invited to speak at #NoDust’s next event, which takes place on Friday 27th January 2017 at The University of Roehampton.
#NoDust is a form of public gathering where artists, entrepreneurs and influencers stimulate thinking. The point is to create a space for independent thinking about the causes and consequences of Britain’s 2016 decision to leave the European Union.
To register to attend the event please click HERE.
I had a brilliant time in Belfast attending the Law Centres Network annual conference, which took place on the 10th and 11th of November 2016. The conference heard from a range of distinguished speakers including Martha Spurrier, Director of Liberty; Les Allamby, the Chief Commissioner for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and Claire Sugden, the Northern Ireland Justice Minister. The highlight of my trip was visiting Stormont Castle for the official dinner. Stormont is the home of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the place where the Good Friday Agreement was signed in 1998. A stunning building!