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tv   The Big Picture Britains True Colours  Al Jazeera  January 31, 2022 12:30pm-1:01pm AST

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wild, the warranty. as we listen, design is are making serious effort and his talk, the trend, we need use making stories done to the point when we had a friend in this country or me and i went to a 10500 and he just kept going. ah, doctor, on the front line, i'm telling you, you know, having a feed he, he will be using mosques. i, minority group with proportionally affected why and pregnant doctor and health care
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workers, why would they be protected? we need to make sure that people know what's happening in we need to ask the why. i me we have a new name. the corona virus is officially call it comes the 19 in the spring of 2020 health workers in britain. what dying from a fall spreading new virus? reports of widespread p. b shortages with growing numbers of doctors, nurses inspected, and even dying. doctors and nurses were working in hospitals without enough of the protective equipment. they needed to do that job safely. one of the leaders trashed
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off victims of the pump that make was a pregnant nurse looking at the leaking dunstable university hospital. mary at japan, a 28 year old nurse expecting her 2nd child was one of those health workers who lost her life to cove. it 19 mary edge. apollo died and hospital just moments after giving birth to a baby daughter. but this act of a black health wilka went beyond the tragedy of a family or a community. it exposed something crucial to understanding today's brit how it's shaped and governed by 2 defining forces, racism, and they are liberalism. what happened to marriage at home was a symptom of a deeper malays, and it compelled one doctor to stand up for health workers on the frontline of an unprecedented public health emergency bringing mary's death to the doorstep of the british prime minister.
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mm hm. where is everyone? i am i was outside number 10 in april. it was exactly one week after nurse mary had passed away. i was ella, it was a one woman protest. and it was strange because i was stood outside a beautiful building outside parliament, westminster. you would have never thought that we were in a pandemic, and our leaders walking down the same roads every day. i was walking into amy every day and that was a difference. you think that's why there was such a disconnect between what you were experience on the front line and the policies that were being made? absolutely. our ministers had no idea what was happening on the shop floor. but i
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could see the body bags. what was it about the death of nurse mary that resonated with you so clearly, i think when i heard the story, the 1st thing that went through my mind was that what if this was my mother? what if this was my father who took my quality all the time is championed by a politicians as champion by our leaders. so why are we just going to sit in silence and watch this innocent nurse pass away and just leave a family behind me? okay, so it says here, but mary edge upon grew up in garner with her mom and she came to live with her dad here in luton when she was a teenager. my dad was actually born in newton. it's one of those places that was really transformed by the immigration story in the u. k. she then studied nothing
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at luton university and she became a notice at the hospital the at the hospital where she died. oh wow. her dad died of coven, just 10 days before her. and she died in the hospital where she worked. yeah. she was. cause it seems like a lot of the people who died very early stages of the pandemic were from ethnic minority. yeah. yeah. you, whenever you turn the tv on the machine reports of the test or from coven exhausted it was the health work, as the doctors, nurses in the rural, black and brown, the rule from minority communities and but not just health workers. right? so many key workers like public transport workers, people who works in shops, delivery drivers. it's like this, this disproportionate reliance on certain groups to do certain jo, like like mary's dad because it says here that he had been a teacher in ghana. but then he took a manual work when he came, when he came to europe. and i guess that's true for so many people who are coming from, from the developing world to the way. yeah. yeah it's,
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it's the story of how the west was made. if you don't have the, you know, the world that we have now without immigration, in particular in britain, you know, there is no modern britain without immigration, without those people came from the commonwealth from south asia, from the carrier who did all the work to help rebuild britain, you know it's, it's the story. my family. my grandfather came here from india in the 1950s to work in the factories and foundries to rebuild britain as a 2nd reward. right. and or what he learned to say in english when he came here was any job, any shift. and off the back of that, my parents came here in the early sixties and again worked in factories and foundries and it, oh here i am from that the storybook in historic immigration. i need to come home. and even when my parents, they came in the ninety's, there were refugees from somalia. so it was a bit different. no economic migrant. they burst i did back home, but when they came in i was same kind of jobs that were forwarded to them. so your
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dad came here and what did he do here? this is the delivery driver here. back came in studies and he was teaching. and then the war kicked off. and the heavier you similar to to mary's dad story. mary's dad story similar to you know, what mary grew up with. it's why me now various found herself protesting, right. and it's like the government policies in this country are set up or not set out to help minority group you. when you look at some of the policies, particularly since the advent neoliberalism, you know, from the late seventy's through the eighty's, you can see the kind of political and economic shifts that have led to the kind of state that we're in. no b, you can't get away from, from the re story of the immigration story, particularly tyson, that back to empire. that moment is club. i that moment when you go from empire to post imperial states, and it's like, the inequality is embedded at that very moment when people from the commonwealth come to britain in 1958
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by the early to mid 19 fifties because of the demands on the economy from recovering after the war, there were emerging labor shortages. and so the government starts to involve people from the british commonwealth to immigrate to the u. k. to fill in labor shortages in factories in transport slower, those direct advertising happening in the caribbean and some parts of asia to say, well, we need people to come and drive the buses to drive the trains on to work in the underground to work in the health service, oh clean, it literally is the most colonial institute. we have a gig literally would be impossible to staffed it without a nurses and doctors from overseas that there's overt and hit
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him discrimination in the labor market, which means some kind of work. some people can do and some people come out. the only way that that can be done is to have this belief in, in racial superiority is hierarchy. when's the way the ways from the works is why the talk is black at the bottom in this iraq, in between. and that's kind of how capitalism works. it says, your job is to be a cleaner, your job has to be a driver. your job is to be a bunker and it's color coded racial prejudice and racial hostility, but commonplace been non white immigrants in britain from governor the work they did to attack somewhere they lived. black and brown communities did, however, fight back standing up against violence on the streets as well as put better
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protections. more rights and greater equality would in the 1960s force, new government legislation, banning overt discrimination. the 1st race relations act was brought into law in 1965, making it illegal to discriminate against anyone based on their race or color. 3 years later, however, the u. k. parliament passed the common while immigrants act, shutting britons door was to people from no white nations of the former empire. but people from new zealand, australia, and canada, countries with majority white population, was still allowed in. britain's immigration policy was itself coded by color. immigrant labor serviced britain's booming postwar economy. that soil rising wages as well as increased provision and welfare housing and education. but the boom
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wasn't to last by the late 19 seventy's. the global economy was in crisis in britain, state mismanagement and crippling trade. disputes brought production and growth to a halt. power cuts and refuse left and collected on the streets, old to symbolic of a nation in decay. ah, fall right groups like the national front blamed immigrants, old and new for the countries, polite i and pushed for wholesale repatriation of all non white people including all those born in the u. k. ah. in 1970. 8. a year before a general election, britain was a fractured and fractious place,
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uncertain and up for grabs. ah, the official residential, the prime minister of great, but number 10, downing street, the glittering prize for the leaders of the countries political parties of britain thomas to the hosting the workers are warned against the conservative takeover. led by the 1st woman jory leader, margaret thatcher. in an election that would decide the fate of britain, margaret thatcher, leader of the opposition conservative party looks to claim the advantage by claiming the ground occupied by the fall. right. people are really rather afraid of this country might be wrong swamped by people with a different culture. and you know, this has any fear as it might respond. people going to react to give all the hostile to those coming. in fact, speaks to that sense of being under attack on very cleverly. she says, all of these feelings of insecurity and experiences of dispossession because
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britain in the seventy's is not a lovely place to live unemployed, to start to rise. an interest rates o'clock thing 1st off a strikes that's raging inflation, there's lots of economic growth. she says, you know about why you feel horrible. maybe it's because of the swamping of us without quite explicitly saying it. she makes the whole sense of economic crisis seeing what come racial crisis. the majesty queen has asked me to form a new administration and i have accepted margaret nachos election victory in 1979, prove the value. thank politics with right now supported by a band of ideologues called the new right. she would lay out a radical new vision for britain based on a revived ideology called neoliberalism. that
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was the heart of this the saturate project near liberals were in. if i small minority they started to for most a national level think tanks like in the u. k. the center for policy studies, the adam smith institute, but they were regarded as totally fringe and they were not re listened to a toll until you get a political entrepreneur like margaret thatcher. who is interested in decisively resolving the crisis of the seventy's. and these ideas, a sort of sitting around and they provide policy templates that she then implements sy, much of opportunity and enterprise, less tax, less regulation, more flexibility, more freedom. those will be our guidelines. she says you have to dial down political institutions. you have to roll back democratic accountability,
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you have to open the market to the least idea of market forces, which means that you, cattail social forces and a big part fat is absolutely discredit, taking the idea of the welfare state that she was willing to go whole hog and tear up the postwar consensus basically been defeating the trade unions, which she regarded as the enemy with it. and then restoring the conditions for businesses to make profit. so it is left to the market to decide which areas will flourish and prosper, which people are going to get richer, and which ones poorer britons in the cities had long been poor and home to the majority of black and brown communities. brick stone was a predominantly black caribbean area of south london,
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lighted by joblessness and chronic under investment. in 1981 crime was rising, young black men targets the police harassment suspected of criminal activity. regardless of proof with blacks and bricks did claim. they are singled out by police on the streets subjected to body searches, and often accused of having stolen anything valuable in their possession. mm. blackman's increase in a one. they decided to swap the area with the lease. they stopped and search hundreds of people over to him. it is redeem everybody's gazed up. there's some really rotten police done for x. the guy just, i just saw you up and bring it on the station and back you up for laughing. and
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comedians had enough. i just said no, not, we're not going to take this anymore. mm hm. the local people say it was the inevitable explosion of speed by a community which feels the police have been picking on the recently spoke of 3 days over billions, with people just wanted to take back the streets, could keep the police ah, and it spread across the whole country this was the liverpool suburb of talks. does things start happening elsewhere happening? birmingham happening live and this is the full social meetings piece such as watching the mainstream. that isn't telling them the community point of view. but i understand something historic has happened through another city
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birth. this was bristol, and again the trouble started in a poor urban quarter with a large number of black residues caught his eye glass if you like, because it was a, it was an explosion. lots of tension than building up. ah, that's a scary moment for the british racial consciousness. and sadly it gets used to feed into the shred this on the site look who tortured was people accountable. i had not. i'm open to being civilized. they will never be british the coast look, i bring this violence with them. and that's how it gets narrated, deamber, we call new racism where there is a very interesting shift from kind of the older forms of you can just be open erases. so it becomes a mat culture becomes about family and this is the new right and it is proofing.
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thanks. there is in, on the writing press basically push the ideology of keeper in way to make you sound host racial sound like it's not about race. it's just about family values, it's just about good economic sense. but really it is that politics of racial resentment, just given birth, ppo that is whole architecture how you get to know liberalism, which really is based on his fear of the underclass, which is this deeply racist idea about cultural racism, of public communities. he was clicked in this so called return to kind of victorian era social values, tradition nationalism flag waving, uneven, imperialistic rhetoric. and then the state itself was reconfigured to make it less democratic and participated. we start to see the creation of independent regulators, caulsey autonomous, non governmental organizations,
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quangos and various public, private, hybrid bodies to which authority, decision making, regulatory power. it is shifted and the post war iraq, the command control state, those outright nationalization of various sectors which were then privatized, which is to reduce or remove democratic control and oversight. because then it just becomes about private decision making and private profit. you also try to weaken the role of organized labor day tripping set of britain's most bitter industrial dispute. so we can talk about the, the miners strike and the defeat of various trade unions. ah, there's also the regulation, which means the removal of barriers to business doing what it wants. so you
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shift manufacturing away from britain where they're relatively high wages and welfare provision to low wage economies. and alongside that, you've got the massive deregulation of financial markets domestically and internationally. so obviously big business benefits because they are the ones best poised to exploit new market opportunities. and then because of the, the growth in the services sector of the economy, you get the emergent civic, a kind of a birching new middle class who make often very large sums of money under the new market conditions. they may be keeping one eye on the latest prices, but the cities dealers don't seem to holding back on their favorite drink this christmas. and then there were some people who systematically lose out that lose that jobs lose the stability of rising welfare of public housing and so on. and
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become a kind of permanent underclass. because it was a deliberate decision made to basically throw these people to the wolf's a tax on public service as an industry war away at britain, struggling communities, jobs were lost, state support cut a diagnosis of why unemployment has trouble since 1980 is not hard to find idle machines on the shop floor, speak for themselves. the government was facing growing anger from a white working class left exposed to a new harsh, mere liberal reality. and at the same time, beleaguered local authorities and multi racial cities were trying to counter the harsh reality of racism by supporting their constituents with whatever funds they had available for margaret thatcher and the new right. local government support for anti racism was at once by the problem and
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a solution. this is the key thing to say look, and he writes into the problem that that was keeping back for white people. not because of that is economic policies, not because of austerity in the liberalism law is because one did too many immigrants into we've given them too much stuff we've given them took too much of a head start. and so now your, your falling guide if you think about what it does, you know, embracing britishness, wrapping herself in the flag. this is the early expression of the culture was so what happens and what happened with tough challenge? well, sacha has a long run of it. she has 11 years, and throughout that time she is constantly building on these near liberal ideals
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and your major comes in as her successor. but here's a break from what's happening here. so actually what you get is more privatization, you get more quangos that replace a lot of government agencies. and this continues for his whole 7 years. and as you're having this big near liberal overhaul, what you get is this increasing disparity between rich and poor. lots of people start to get left behind, but there were some groups that prospered, right? some ethnic minorities way will to live the near liberal jury. you always get when isn't loses in any system like this. there were, you know, south asian communities in people who made money very many ways, the exceptions to the rule. there are exceptions to the audiology, but there was a fragment singled communities as well. right? is this like it breaks everybody up. everybody's kind of fighting for the same resources. and at that point, because multiculturalism is an absolute fact of life, the local authorities are dedicating some funds towards multicultural policies
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towards an to racism or whatnot which the you wrote to fighting. but then when you've got fragments and good south asian communities into, you know, face groups of c, muslim, hindu, you've got the african caribbean community. know different african communities and caribbean community. everyone's jostling for the same same family, jostling for the same pot of money. and they're all competing against each other just to try and not even get a hit just to try and get even there. whereas before it was like the cider of political blackness. there was this idea of political blackness in the sixties and seventies for everyone who was not why fall under this umbrella, but that then gets broken up and some people say it's a good thing because there's no one racism, or a different racism against different groups. and at the same moment you have somebody like tony blair coming in and you had this like big election campaign in 1097, then the slogan was, things can only get better. i guess the question is which kind of route he took and what the things really did get better for people in this country.
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the karone of virus has been indiscriminately selecting its victims. it's devastating effects of plague, every corner of the globe, transcending class creed and color. but in britain, a disproportionately high percentage of the fallen have been black or brown skins. the big picture traces the economic disparities and institutional racism that is seen united kingdom fail, it citizens britain's true colors pop 2 on al jazeera with lou lou
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