Journalist, writer (India Dishonoured, lecturer @Kingstonjourno, activist, environmentalist, feminist. Mostly tweet on current affairs.

Labour can’t afford to rush into renewing Trident | LabourList — If Labour want to balance Britain's books if elected next year, it cannot afford to rush into renewing the Trident nuclear system. The case for delaying the renewal and changing how our nuclear weapons defence works is greater than ever.

French government must work with Muslims to stop the rise of far-right — As the horrific news keeps coming in from the terrorist attack in Nice in southern France many will ask how Western societies can protect themselves from Islamic State-inspired terrorism. But it is worth remembering that just a week ago 300 people were blown up in Baghdad. The West isn't the only target of terrorists.

Appointing Boris Johnson is bad - but letting the disgraced Liam Fox back into frontline politics is downright dishonourable — Britain used to take international affairs and our relationship with other countries with the seriousness it deserved. But with just two strokes of her pen, May has returned Britain to its newly-found status as an international joke.

Dear Democrats, don’t make the mistake we made in Britain, by choosing Bernie Sanders — I like Bernie Sanders. I agree with much of what he stands for: that the influx of big money has corrupted American democracy, the deregulation of Wall St. has only increased inequality, and the rich have only gotten richer while middle class incomes have stagnated. The working class are now even worse off.

Zac Goldsmith's relationship with 'Taliban apologist' Imran Khan raises big problems for the would-be Mayor — Imagine the furore if a candidate for Mayor of London praised someone who openly defends the Taliban. Imagine a candidate openly campaigning with a man who has been labelled an "apologist" for the Taliban because, after visiting Malala Yousafzai, in hospital, he said those who are fighting against foreign occupation in Afghanistan are fighting a holy war.

Isis has skewed our perception so much that we laugh off a hijacker and praise the man who took a selfie with him — There have been four big terrorist attacks in the past fortnight, and they are starting to skew our perception. Istanbul was hit on on 19th March, Brussels on 22nd March, Iskandariyah (Iraq) on 25th March and Lahore on the 27th.

Hindu nationalists are gaining power in India - and silencing enemies along the way — When Penguin abruptly accepted defeat in an Indian court and withdrew a controversial book a fortnight ago, the backlash was so ferocious it took almost everyone by surprise. A small, hardline Hindu group said it had found the book, The Hindus: An Alternative History, by the academic Wendy Doniger offensive towards their religion, forcing the mighty conglomerate to retreat in the face of a lawsuit.

After Asad Shah's 'religiously prejudiced' death, we know inter-Muslim hatred is a problem in Britain — By all accounts, the death of shopkeeper Asad Shah on Thursday night in Glasgow was alleged to be related to his background. It shocked the local community and a tribute event on Friday was attended by hundreds of people, including Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Sikh Extremism - Critical Muslim — In 2005 Rajinder Singh made history by being the first non-white Briton to feature in an election broadcast by the British National Party. Ironically, he wasn't even allowed to join the BNP, but he didn't care.

Yes, most of the men who committed abuse in Rotherham were Pakistani. So what’s next? — A few months ago a friend sent me a private conversation he had, to which I could only respond with: "holy shit!" He had been flirting on Tinder, and after a match a conversation was struck up, she asked where he was from.
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Aug 24, 2016

@SarahTheHaider but Jews had Beth Din courts before Shariah courts came along (performing the same functions)

Aug 24, 2016

RT @HillaryClinton: FACT: The @ClintonFdn helps 11.5 million people with HIV/AIDS worldwide get their medication.

Aug 24, 2016

RT @davieclegg: .@jeremycorbyn writes on why he couldn't do a deal with the SNP in tomorrow's Daily Record.

Aug 24, 2016

@LightHealing @nytimes I welcome our new overlords, they'll be more intelligent thn us, I hope!

Aug 24, 2016

Really don't think we need to take over another planet so we can argue about burkinis, again 

Aug 24, 2016

RT @DipeshGadher: Another Anjem Choudary crony convicted. Convert Michael Coe, aka Mikaeel Ibrahim, beat up boy for hugging girlfriend 

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