Labour lifts Trevor Phillips’ suspension for alleged Islamophobia


Trevor Phillips has been readmitted to the Labour party after his suspension for alleged Islamophobia was lifted, the Guardian has learned. The anti-racism campaigner, who previously chaired the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), was temporarily banned from the party in March last year. The suspension letter, a copy of which was released by Phillips, … Read more

Muslim women in Batley and Spen call out actions of ‘loud minority’ of men


A group of Muslim women from Batley and Spen have written an open letter condemning “shameful” behaviour that has brought the community “into the limelight for all the wrong reasons”. The women, who write anonymously citing safety fears, say that a “loud minority” of Muslim men have been “endlessly heard” during the tense byelection campaign, … Read more