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Authorities are more interested in being PC than stopping forced marriages, equality chief says

David Cameron’s equality “tsar” has blamed liberal “hand-wringing” and political correctness for preventing abuse in the name of multi-culturalism.

Louise Casey suggested abuses such as forced marriage were being allowed to continue because some officials are more interested in PC language.

Forced marriage is allowed to continue because some officials are more interested in PC language, Ms Casey says

Ms Casey, who is leading a Government review of opportunities and segregation among ethnic minorities, indicated that British authorities suffer from a hesitancy to tackle deep-seated problems in some ethnic minority communities.

“Take forced marriage. We let some of that happen because we’re so politically correct in wanting our multi-cultural Britain we forget to talk about equality,” she said.

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Campaigners threaten to withdraw support for domestic violence bill

Campaigners for a law to protect women from violence and domestic abuse are threatening to withdraw their support unless the Welsh Government makes changes to the bill. Wales Violence Against Women Action (WVAWA) wants the bill to include provision for a specially trained teacher in every school in Wales to deal with issues such as sexual violence and forced marriage.


The Welsh Government says the bill aims to end all forms of domestic abuse


It comes on the day that ministers meet to discuss the legislation and consider recommendations. The new law will put an obligation on councils and health boards to have strategies for ending gender-based violence.

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