Trevor Phillips

Trevor Phillips is a politician and broadcaster, who has spent the last seven years at the head of quangos responsible for combating discrimination. After growing up in London and Guyana, he was the first black president of the National Union of Students and the first leader of London’s elected assembly, where he clashed with Mayor Ken Livingstone for arguing that multiculturalism could mean more segregation in British society. He is current chairman of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, and has also advised the French government on social cohesion.

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