Jeremy Corbyn vows to teach schoolkids about evils of British empire in manifesto pledge


JEREMY Corbyn has vowed to teach schoolchildren about the evils of the British Empire as part of his race manifesto launching today.

The Labour leader will also set out policies on how to combat anti-Semitism in the UK, a move Conservatives have already slammed.

Jeremy Corbyn’s race manifesto will compel children to learn about the evils of the British Empire

Mr Corbyn unveiled his Marxist manifesto that pledges to introduce 83billion in taxes last week, and is now publishing one that focuses on race and injustice.

He plans to make colonialism and the role of British Empire part of the national curriculum.

Mr Corbyn will also force businesses to report on the pay gap faced by their black, Asian and ethnic minority employees as well as establish a race equality unit in the Treasury.

His bold plans have already under fire by Home Secretary Priti Patel.

Mrs Patel said it was “staggering” that Labour “see fit to lecture people about race and faith” and pointed to the left-wing party’s record on anti-Semitism.


She said: “It’s staggering that Corbyn’s Labour see fit to lecture people about race and faith while they are investigated by the Equality and Human Rights Commission for the rampant antisemitism in their ranks.

“Not charging people who want to come to the country for visa and immigration services means UK taxpayers will have to pay instead.

“The bill will be more than 1.5billion, money that could otherwise be spent on schools and hospitals.”

Mr Corbyn, who will unveil the document in Tottenham, North London, said Labour was “the party of equality and human rights”.

He added: “Our race and faith manifesto presents our unshakeable commitment to challenge the inequalities and discrimination that has faced too many communities.”

Ephraim Mirvis, the Chief Rabi who represents British Jews of the UK, hit at Labour saying the overwhelming majority of British Jews are gripped by anxiety.

Writing inThe Times, he states the Jewish community has watched with incredulity as supporters of theLabourleadership have hounded parliamentarians, members and even staff out of the party for challenging anti-Jewish racism.

He continues: The way in which the leadership has dealt with anti-Jewish racism is incompatible with the British values of which we are so proud of dignity and respect for all people.

He then adds: Be in no doubt, the very soul of our nation is at stake.

Mr Mirvis claims at least 130 outstanding anti-Semitism cases are being looked at by Labour and thousands more have been reported but remain unresolved.

A Labour spokesman said: Jeremy Corbyn is a lifelong campaigner against anti-Semitism and has made absolutely clear it has no place in our party and society.

The 130 figure is inaccurate and it is categorically untrue to suggest there are thousands of outstanding cases.

Dr Mary Bousted, the joint general secretary for the National Education Union (NEU), praised Labour’s “set of joined-up proposals to proactively tackle racism”.

She added: “The NEU welcomes the proposal for a new emancipation educational trust.

“All young people benefit from learning about how human rights were won and about the struggle against colonialism and racial injustice.”

Home Secretary Priti Patel called Labour's race manifesto 'staggering'
Home Secretary Priti Patel called Labour’s race manifesto ‘staggering’
 Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth Ephraim Mirvis issues warning about a Labour win
Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth Ephraim Mirvis issues warning about a Labour win