Eid-al Fitr message from Sir Keir Starmer
To everyone celebrating Eid-al Fitr here in the UK – Eid Mubarak on behalf of the Labour Party.
I know this Ramadan has been especially tough for Muslim communities. Families have not been able to see each other; people unable to break fast together, or even go to the mosque for prayers. Yet, I have witnessed incredible resilience. Muslim communities and charities coming together to deliver iftar meals to our frontline NHS staff and doctors. People providing to foodbanks to help the vulnerable and significant donations to many charitable causes.
And, I know Eid is one of those joyous occasions were communities all come together to celebrate. Still, as ever, our number one priority remains to keep all of our loved ones and communities safe. As the stark figures show, Covid-19 has disproportionately affected BAME communities, and we will work together to address these issues of health inequality and social injustices. To these ends, I have entrusted Baroness Doreen Lawrence to lead a review into the impact of coronavirus on black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.
I want to personally thank everyone that is continuing to help keep us safe, and there is no doubt we will come out stronger together when this crisis ends.
I wish you all a pleasant and enjoyable Eid.