Attacking Gypsies and Travellers is an easy win for politicians, thanks to centuries of prejudice cultured by the state and the media.
When an election looms, some politicians reach for the easy 'crackdown' on Travellers and Gypsies to win over core voters.
A new report shows Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people still face overt racism and stark inequality – politicians must drive change.
What have Gypsies ever done for the UK? There's metalwork, art, music, boxing, equine expertise, skilled labour ... food bank donations.
There is a long, dishonourable history of detrimental policy going back to the 15th century.
Thanks to new government planning rules, Gypsy and Traveller communities could lose their legal ethnic status if they stop travelling.