Could Hurricane Irma rock Westminster?

By Amit Roy ‘LITTLE EVIDENCE OF BRITISH AID AMID DEVASTATION ON THE GROUND’ PRIME Minister Theresa May needs to be ultra careful. People are out to get her – not just Labour, but Brexit bovver boys in her own party. She managed to survive the Gren­fell Tower tragedy, which Labour tried to turn into a […]

BRITISH AID IN SOUTH ASIA helps with DISASTER RELIEF AND floods PREVENTION

By Alistair Burt Minister of state for international development WE HAVE all been moved by the harrowing news over the past week of people displaced from their homes, left hungry and destitute following the monsoon rains in south Asia. Floods have ripped through Nepal and Bangladesh and left a trail of devastation in their wake. Almost 8.6 million […]

The UK must not lose its position as a leading place to study

OUR universities are the jewel in the British crown. They generate vital research into science, medicine, engineering and other areas that boost our economic productivity and they are where around one in ten of the world’s leaders, and heads of state spend their formative years. The leading international talent our universities attract plays a vital […]

‘Social integration report is timely’

CHUKA UMUNNA’S report on social integration is timely as there are many factors placing pressure on social cohesion. Our demographics are changing, geographical settlement patterns by BME populations are changing, structural segregation and social mobility for many is stark and intransigent, and there is a rise in hate crime and immigration sentiment. We are having […]

‘Getting it right on the home front’

THERE are few benefits of immigration for Britain if we have immigration without integration. Britain has a mixed record on integration: we have made much progress over the decades and it is widely understood that our future is as a multi-ethnic and multi-faith society, but we are also today a considerably more anxious and fragmented […]

Are Asian parents pushy?

by Dr Raj Persuad  Consultant Psychiatrist Twelve-year-old Rahul being crowned “Child Genius 2017” in the controversial Channel 4 TV series reinforces the stereotype that south Asian kids are academically much more competitive. More geeky or nerdy is another way the world sees them. This racial and cultural pigeonhole also includes the prejudice that south Asian parents […]

A Culture of Spirituality, by Sadhguru

It is natural for human intelligence to seek what is life and beyond – to look at life and to long to know. So how can you avoid spirituality? You have managed to avoid it for a long time because you are deeply attached and identified with things that you are not. When I say […]

Does the Winner of Child Genius Prove Asian Parents Are Too Pushy?

Twelve-year-old Rahul being crowned “Child Genius 2017” in the controversial Channel 4 TV series reinforces the stereotype that south Asian kids are academically much more competitive. More geeky or nerdy is another way the world sees them. This racial and cultural pigeon-hole also includes the prejudice that south Asian parents are pushy and demanding, putting […]

‘We can allow no hiding place for child abuse’

  By Qari Muhammad Asim MBE THE Newcastle grooming case involving the sexual abuse of more than 20 vulnerable women and girls has appalled us all. It has clear similarities to grooming cases in Rotherham, Oxford and Rochdale, involving gangs of British Asian men abusing white girls. The perpetrators in Newcastle were from a wider […]

‘SOCIETY MUST NEUTRALISE THOSE SEEKING DIVISION’

by Baroness Williams of Trafford, Minister of state for countering extremism IN THE past six months the country has suffered one of the most traumatic periods I can remember, with terrorist atrocities in London and Manchester and the unspeakable tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire. Throughout this time, we have been able to take some […]