Boris Johnson criticised over ‘victimisation’ comment

Boris Johnson criticised over 'victimisation' comment

Boris Johnson has responded to the global wave of Black Lives Matter protests by announcing a government commission to look into racial inequalities.

The prime minister immediately prompted criticism by saying he wanted to end “the sense of victimisation”.

Johnson said what he described as “a cross-governmental commission” would look into discrimination against black, Asian and minority ethnic people in education, health and the criminal justice system.

“We have to acknowledge that when thousands of people march peacefully for Black Lives Matter, you can’t ignore that. I, as a leader, as someone in government, I can’t ignore the strength of feeling,” he said.

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