Coronavirus Update (22nd Mar 2020)

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As promised earlier this week, we are providing a further update regarding the Coronavirus response, that we believe you may find useful. As you will know, things are changing all the time and we will try to continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.

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Coronavirus update (19th Mar 2020)

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Many of you have been asking for information about how the Council is responding to the spread of coronavirus. In light, of this I am taking the unusual step of sharing a message from the leader of the Council with you directly. It was sent on the afternoon of Tues. Click here to read.

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Council to vote on facial recognition moratorium

Haringey could become the first Council in the UK to say no to facial recognition surveillance. On March 16th, a Full Council meeting will vote on a motion put forward by Liberal Democrat councillors to declare a moratorium on Live Facial Recognition. If passed, it would prevent the Council acquiring this kind of surveillance technology and require it to obtain assurances that no data it shares with other organisations, including the police, will be used for facial recognition.

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Coronavirus update (5th Mar 2020)

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A case of covid-19 (coronavirus) is being reported as confirmed in the neighbouring borough of Barnet. With this in mind we wanted to share an updated statement on covid-19 that Haringey Council published yesterday, which is included below.

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Councillor willfully deaf to fears of the Jewish community

A statement from Cllr Tammy Palmer, in response to a report in the Jewish Chronicle about comments made by Haringey Labour councillor Noah Tucker:

It is sickening but sadly not surprising to see Cllr Noah Tucker once again arguing for tolerating anti-Semitism within the Labour Party’s ranks and disputing claims that cases of anti-Jewish racism were mishandled by the party.

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Budget could and should have done more to support local businesses

Labour Councillors in Haringey are facing criticism after rejecting proposals to help local businesses struggling with the burden of Business Rates.

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Finsbury Park abortion protests prove law must change

Following a protest by an anti-abortion group outside the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) centre in Finsbury Park, a Haringey Lib Dem councillor is calling for a change in the law to protect service users from intimidation.

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