Number 10/ONS petitioned to include Ethnic English box on 2011 census form

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to urgently request of the Office of National Statistics (ONS) that it amends the proposed 2011 census form by providing a tick-box for those who want to record their identity as English. The proposed census form finds room for such a tick-box for ‘Gypsy or Irish Traveller’ but not for the ethnic English!

The ONS in dealing with the English in the draft 2011 census form seems to be confusing ‘national identity’ with ‘ethnic identity’.  This is a serious matter as unless the ethnic English have the same statistical information available to them as is available to other ethnic groups, the English will be hindered in their attempts to challenge and end the institutionalised and other forms of racism perpetuated against them.

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