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Warsi's resignation - also 'disproportionate'

by Husein Moloobhoy - 7th August 2014

I am still trying to make sense of why it is that Baroness Warsi felt so emotionally compelled to submit her resignation. She would like us to believe that it was the disproportionate use of force by the Israeli government on the residents of Gaza.

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Another Trojan Horse

by Jenny Taylor - 4th June 2014

There is no smoke without fire.  Day one of the Megamosque Inquiry in London’s Docklands and already the only Muslim brave enough to give evidence against the mosque has withdrawn.  Why?  Not because she was ‘intimidated’, but because she was ‘persuaded’. 

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Why the UKIP vote matters

by Jenny Taylor - 21st May 2014

Tomorrow we in the UK vote.  

And for many it will be a vote about one thing: immigration.  Or Europe, but that’s the same thing.  

From where I’m standing, the people are revolting.  On the street, they are fed up with being humiliated by laws they did not pass made by people who do not live here that drive a wedge between us and our own common sense on things like extradition, employment, and equality. 

And that’s just my Algerian cleaner.  

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