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NATIONAL NEWS ROUNDUP: UK “not rigged” against ethnic minorities & UK “100% confident” in jab

 

A race report has said the UK should be a model for other white-majority countries.

The Comission of race and ethnic disparities praised the pay gap between ethnic minorities and white counterparts. Children from ethnic communities did as well or better than white pupils in compulsory education, with black Caribbean pupils the only group to perform less well. Race campaigners though say they are "deeply, let down" by the report.

The UK is "100% confident in the efficacy" of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab after Germany suspended it's used in under-60s over fears of rare blood clots. The EU medicines regulator and the World Health Organisation have also both insisted the vaccine is safe and effective.

Organisers of Glastonbury have announced plans for a "spectacular" livestream from Worthy Farm, including Coldplay and Jorja Smith after the festival was cancelled for its second year.”


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