In February, the Supreme Court ruled that Uber drivers are not self-employed and are therefore entitled to basic workers rights like holiday pay and a guaranteed minimum wage. I called on the Government to put this into law.
This week, the Government voted its draconian Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill through the House of Commons with not a single Tory MP voting against it. This sends a clear message that rather than addressing the growing injustices of our time, the Government is now choosing to silence the people raising them, attacking all our rights in the process.
In my second Prime Minister’s Question of the month, I asked Boris Johnson if he would reverse the Tories’ 70% cuts to youth services over the last decade. He claimed his government has “invested in youth services”. If he sincerely believes £1 billion in cuts is investment, that explains a lot about the Tory levelling up agenda.
Global Covid-19 vaccine shortages are leaving people in low-income countries vulnerable to the virus and all of us all vulnerable to the emergence of new variants. Today, at Prime Minister’s Question Time, I asked Boris Johnson to put people before patents and join more than a hundred other countries in supporting an intellectual property waiver on vaccine patents.
In this week’s Windrush Day debate, I spoke about the need to celebrate the extraordinary contribution of the Windrush generation, take steps to tackle the ongoing racism and injustices they and their descendants face, and create a society that treats everyone fairly, no matter where they come from.
This week, there was an Urgent Question in Parliament about what the UK Government was doing to put an end to the ongoing violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.