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Critics also highlight near-total absence of black and minority ethnic women in book for people hoping to settle in UK Women make up just one in five of the major historical figures in the Home Office’s official handbook to help people hoping to settle in the UK understand British culture and history – and only two are women from ethnic minorities. The Liberal Democrats’ deputy leader, Jo Swinson, has condemned the lack of female role models in the handbook, which features 191 men and 39 women. Of the women featured, 40% are members of the royal family and just one is an MP – Margaret Thatcher. Continue reading...