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FLEXCIT: Leaving the European Union

By Jim Greenhalf Panel: David Cameron maintains that the UK would be more prosperous, secure and have greater influence in the world, in the European Union rather than out of it. Those in favour of leaving the EU, don’t have an alternative strategy, the Prime Minister said: “They seem to be making it up as they go along.” Well, there is such a strategy, and it was compiled and written by Bradford political researcher, author and blogger Dr Richard North. JIM GREENHALF reports. CUTTING the Gordian Knot that binds the…

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US/EU – The Iran Nuclear Deal

John Kerry, the US secretary of state, Federica Mogherini, head of the EU foreign policy and Javed Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister met in Vienna, the capital of Austria, on January 16 and issued a joint communiqué declaring that a nuclear deal has been reached at between Iran and the world powers after the certification of UN’s international nuclear watchdog IAEA, that Iran has fulfilled all her obligations set forth for her in July last year. Therefore, a big chunk of sanctions imposed on that country by US, EU and…

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Shadow Minister demands apology from Prime Minister

Following the Prime Minister’s comments on Radio 4, Bradford East’s MP and Shadow International Development Minister, Imran Hussain, demanded that he apologise for linking extremism with poor English language skills. The Prime Minister made the comments linking extremism amongst Muslims in the UK to a lack of English language skills whilst on Radio 4’s Today programme this morning as part of his announcement to make £20 million of funding available to teach English to Muslim women, and they were immediately denounced by Mr Hussain and other Labour MPs who claimed…

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Bradford MP appointed to Shadow Minister of State for International Development

Following a dramatic increase in refugee crises around the world, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has today appointed Bradford East’s MP, Imran Hussain, to the position of Shadow Minister of State for International Development. Mr Hussain was the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Diane Abbott. In a move by Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn to expand Labour’s Shadow International Development Team he has been appointed to the position of Shadow Minister of State for International Development The Shadow International Development Team is responsible for…

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The ‘Chump’ that is Donald Trump

by Nazir Tabbussam When Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik killed 14 and injured many at a Christmas party going on in San Bernardino (California), President Barack Obama addressed the shooting from the Oval Office saying it is possible the massacre in San Bernardino was related to terrorism, but it’s also possible it was workplace-related. As compared to this sober statement most appropriate to a statesman, the republican hopefull presidential candidate for the forthcoming US presidential elections, Mr Donald Trump has been quite reckless in his response. On December 7 he…

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“Cameron’s aim, his enemy, are not ISIS and Al Qaeda, but the regime of President Assad” – George Galloway

Former Bradford West MP George Galloway reacts to Syria airstrikes… “Last night’s decision by Parliament to authorise British airstrikes in Syria, which are already taking place as you read this, will make nothing better, and may make things a whole lot worse. As a result, Syrian civilians will die, and the lives of British servicemen and women, and civilians, are put at serious risk. “And for what? Let us be very clear, Cameron’s aim, his enemy, are not ISIS and Al Qaeda, but the regime of President Assad. This is…

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Isis or Al-Assad? What is the Priority?

by Mohammad Nazir Tabassum                                                                                                   “As in Afghanistan, there is confusion about western objectives in a complex conflict – is the aim simply to push back Isis, or does it have to be halting the wider Syrian war in which Isis has thrived? Is this imaginable while President Assad remains on the stage, or is the removal of this man – who has killed more Syrians than anyone else, and driven so many to embrace Isis – a red line?” (The Guardian – Leader Comment 17/11/2015) This comment of the…

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Narendra Modi – A fool trying to make a fool out of the masses

by Mohammed Ajeeb, CBE “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” – Abraham Lincoln The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Damodardas Modi’s recent visit to Britain was marked by cheerful greetings, noisy and angry demonstrations, contempt, and some unfavourable and critical media reports. However, Mr David Cameron, our Prime Minister, received him on the rolling red carpet and showered him with factitious words of praise and admiration with the…

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Thousands of families in Bradford could struggle to cope with energy bills this winter

Judith Cummins has this morning challenged the Government to do more to help families save money on their increasingly unaffordable energy bills, with an estimated 28,724 households classified as “fuel poor” in Bradford. The Bradford South MP challenged Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Amber Rudd MP, saying: “With the withdrawal of government funding for the Green Deal Finance Company, it is now even harder for over-stretched families to afford energy efficiency schemes in their homes. With poor quality housing stock too often leaving families in fuel poverty,…

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“Greater action needed to tackle health inequalities” demands MP

Questioning Ministers in the House of Commons, Bradford East’s MP, Imran Hussain called on the Government to do more to tackle the health inequalities blighting the poorer areas of Bradford. These inequalities in health remains a particular concern for Bradford as according to a report conducted by Public Health England in June 2015, life expectancy in the most deprived areas of the city is 9.6 years lower for men and 8 years lower for women when compared against the least deprived areas, highlighting the severe disparities in healthcare that exist….

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