Read our Agenda for a fairer London
Like a virus, inequality infects our minds. It harms way we relate to one another and how we feel. Nowhere is this more relevant than in London. Our Agenda for a #FairerLondon, created by citizens and activists, asks the Mayor of London to reduce inequality – a lot. We need to change the shape of our society, for everyone’s benefit.
Inequality is woven into the structures of our society through multiple, overlapping layers of discrimination, racism and injustice. Our solutions must do the same, reach throughout society, and wherever possible work to address not the symptoms but the root causes of inequality: the unfair distribution of power and money.
It's time for action on inequality - we need to narrow the gaps between us
London is one of the most unequal cities in the developed world. A growing body of evidence shows that the greater the gap between rich and poor, the more society is damaged and we all suffer. Just as tuberculosis still does, and just as cholera did in the 19th Century, rates of death from Covid19 have shown us the contours of inequality in our city.
But it's not just infectious diseases that play on our relationships. Because of the way it makes us feel about ourselves and about others, as inequality rises so does crime, anxiety, distrust and mental illness. Inequality damages the health and educational chances of our children, rich and poor. Inequality fuels London's housing crisis, and it is bad for the economy, according to dangerous radicals like the Bank of England, the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development. The gaps between people that inequality creates harm everyone. And these harms cost society billions. Our extreme inequality is plainly unjust. But London doesn't have to be like this.
FAIRER HOUSING, FAIRER PAY, BETTER HEALTH, BETTER EDUCATION, MORE TRUST, LESS CRIME
A FAIRER CITY FOR EVERYONE
What is My Fair London?
My Fair London campaigns to make London a fairer city, a city where people trust each other, where families can thrive, where people come together. A fairer London would be a more civilised city, a city where life is getting better, a city that leads the world in tackling the many problems that face us.
We are a group of ordinary Londoners. We organise campaigns, support local groups, try to come up with ideas that will make a difference. One particular focus is to try and influence the Mayor of London his policies.
My Fair London is affiliated with The Equality Trust, the national equality charity.
We are determined to change our city for the better. Get involved. Sign up as a supporter. Check out the blog pages on this site to read more about inequality in London and what needs to be done.
We hold monthly open group meetings to plan our actions. We also organise regular public meetings and discussions about inequality. Sign up as a supporter and you'll get regular emails keeping you up to date with our activities. Our meetings are usually on weekday evenings and start at 6:30pm