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Boris Johnson’s Most Senior Black Adviser to Quit Due To ‘Unbearable’ Tensions
By Staff, Agencies
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s most senior Black adviser is expected to resign from his role next month after having previously described tensions within the government as “unbearable.”
Samuel Kasumu, who serves as a special adviser for civil society and communities, notified chief-of-staff Dan Rosenfield about his plan to step down from his role last week, according to Politico.
Downing Street has not commented on the situation, but sources have rejected the possibility that Kasumu’s resignation was linked to the release of a controversial report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.
The government has faced widespread backlash after the report concluded that Britain was no longer a country where the “system is deliberately rigged” against ethnic minorities.
Meanwhile, a new Victims’ Code that will ensure that victims of crime will always be told when an offender is due to leave prison comes into effect today.
The code acts as a charter of rights that lays out the minimum expectations that crime victims should have at each stage of the justice process.
Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has said the new code will “provides victims with a simplified and stronger set of rights,” while also laying the groundwork for a new Victims’ Law, which MPs will discuss this summer.
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