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Exclusive: Naz Shah MP – “Theresa May’s Hypocrisy is our Opportunity to build a better Britain”

Six months ago the Prime Minister, Theresa May, spoke about her commitment to the ‘just about managing’, the poor as well as the rich, and to tackling the ‘burning injustices’ of social and economic inequality. The need for national consensus in the wake of the Brexit referendum and a revival of one nation conservatism. She made great capital about the steadfast and steady leadership she would provide and the cynicism and opportunism of those encouraging her to call an early election. The country she argued could not risk the instability…

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Is the West at War with Islam?

The tragic events of 9/11 and other terrorist atrocities have grabbed attention all over the world. As an unintended consequence, this has changed the way we view the adherents of the Islamic faith. This brought with it significant challenges for all of us. Indeed, and in Britain this was felt more acutely after the 7/7 London bombings and more recently the attack in Westminister. An ‘us and them’ notion of religious identity separation began to emerge more strongly than ever. For me, and I am sure many of you reading…

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Donald Trump and his Muslim ban policy

The immediate effect of the Executive Order by the US President was complete confusion and chaos at the airports as approved refugees, valid visa holders, non-US dual citizens and US legal residents were detained, barred from planes or ordered out of the US. A Federal Judge in New York ordered a stay on the deportation of the people with valid visas. Universities, hospitals and tech companies staggered from the order which threatens or has already banned thousands of doctors, students, researchers, engineers and others. Refugees persecuted for their sexual orientation…

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Leading decision makers debate national issue of inclusive growth in Bradford

The most important national issue of our time – how do we create a country in which economic growth enables the many ‘people who are just about managing’ to feel more economically secure in life, not only across the Northern Powerhouse but across the country – is being debated by leading thinkers and decision makers in Bradford in March. Theresa May declared on becoming Prime Minister in the context of the Brexit vote: “We will strive to make Britain a country that works for everyone, regardless of who they are,…

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OBAMA: HISTORIC BUT DISAPPOINTING

His entry into the White House was marked with the beginning of an era of pride not only for himself but also for the colour-skinned Americans. He marvelled in certain fields of public service such as marriage equality, expanded healthcare, a renewed economy, federal divestment from for-profit prisons, the Fair Sentencing Act reducing the disparity between crack and cocaine sentencing, the end of the war in Iraq, the appointment of the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice and a lot more. During this time, it was witnessed that equality is never…

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Naz Shah Leads Call on Kashmir PM to Expand Diaspora Support to the UK

A group of more than 35 cross party British Parliamentarians led by Bradford West MP  Naz Shah, have today co-signed a letter asking for the Prime minister of Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) – Farooq Haider Khan – to complete and expand the diaspora support initiative that he has been working on in Kashmir. The government of Azad Kashmir have recently legislated for a “Commission for Overseas Kashmiri’s” based in Azad Kashmir. Ministers will report directly to the PM, who will personally chair the Commission. It has been designed specifically to…

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Aleppo: A Showdown for Interventionism

It started in March 2011. The West and the western media alleges that it started as a peaceful protest against President Bashar al-Assad’s government but evolved into a complex war involving Jihadist groups and regional and international powers. The coming events, however, revealed that it was pre-planned in the capitals of those Western countries who devised interventionist policies with the end of the cold war era. Half of the population of Syria has been forced to leave the country. The war that was started at the behest of the Western…

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Donald Trump: Full of Hate, Contempt and Intolerance

The elections in the United States of America, the most powerful nation of our times, are over. These elections, according to many observers, were most controversial and unpredictable. In nearly two years of electioneering, both parties were fiercely engaged in naming and blaming each other so much so, that the FBI had to intervene and investigate the allegations against Hillary Clinton the Democratic Party’s candidate. Although she was vindicated twice, but her last clearance was only two days before the ballot. On the other hand, Donald Trump, the Republican candidate…

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Donald Trump: The Enemy of Democracy

By M Nazir Tabassum The Presidential elections take place in the US after every four years. Today is the day that American’s decide between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump. According to the 22nd Amendment of the US Constitution, an incumbent president cannot contest presidential election a third time, that is, the term of the president is limited to only two terms. The presidential primaries and caucuses took place between February and June 2016 in 50 states and the District of Columbia and US territories. As a result of these, Donald…

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Keith Vaz: A Political Genius Soiled With Ignominy

by M Nazir Tabassam A British politician of Indian origin rose to the horizon of prominence like an evening star and fell into the mire of ignominy like a leaden ball. Born in Aden in 1956 with a birth name Nigel Keith Anthony Standish Vaz, drove his name from a distant relative of 17th century missionary Saint Joseph Vaz, has been creating ripples in the British politics since the good old days of New Labour. When he was 9-years-old, he moved along with his family to the UK in 1965…

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