Punjab-born MP Virendra Sharma calls for urgent action on Covid-19 impact in Southall
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LONDON,, Oct. 1 -- The large Indian community in the London suburb of Southall is the hardest hit in terms of job losses due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to serious social issues such as domestic violence and abuse in homes, said Punjab-born senior Labour MP Virendra Sharma.
Sharma, who represents Ealing Southall since 2007, on Wednesday called for urgent action after chancellor Rishi Sunak's recent announcements providing subsidy to companies and self-employed people to alleviate job losses, insisting that thousands of jobs were not protected under his schemes.
Tens of thousands of people in Southall, Sharma said, had been directly and indirectly affected by the job losses. The Boris Johnson government, he alleged, had no...
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