The UK government’s responses to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and departure from the European Union have highlighted a willingness to set aside human rights for the sake of political expediency and a worrying disdain for the rule of law. Black and Asian people have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19. Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire and Black British citizens from the Windrush generation and others harmed by UK immigration policy await justice. Violence against women and girls has surged during the pandemic, underscoring gaps in state protection. Growing numbers of people depend on food banks to get by.

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