Welcome to the Roma Support Group e-bulletin for May 2019.
MPs in the UK Parliament have told the Government that Roma (and Gypsies and Travellers) have been comprehensively failed. The MPs think that it’s because it’s too difficult. We don’t agree – we think that a country should be run for the benefit of all; it requires that the Government listen and understand what people and communities want.
We report again on another example where Roma might be ignored – the way that schools are due to be inspected from September. School inspection staff might cease to be alert to the range of issues – for pupils, parents and schools – where substantial numbers of Roma are educated.
European countries in the EU – ha, including the UK – are facing elections. Almost inevitably, the racists and xenophobic politicians are prominent. We example episodes of anti—Roma agitation in both the East and West.
But there are more hopeful signs of change and progress. The FutureRoma stand at the Venice Biennale; the video of the singer Cate le Bon’s new release; and last, but by no means least, our launch of Roma News on YouTube.
See our earlier newsletters below.