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Islamophobia Awareness Month

10 Nov , 2017  

As the 30th anniversary of Black History Month comes to an end, Islamophobia Awareness month begins. It’s a month that should remind us of the continuous struggles Muslims go through on a daily basis. As a black muslim both months are significant to me, they remind me of the barriers I face, one due to the colour of my skin, and the other due to the god that I worship. Nevertheless, this month shouldn’t be marked by simply highlighting the levels of Islamophobia in our society, but by looking at how governmental policies have fueled the shocking levels, and putting forward objective solutions to eradicate Islamophobia from our society.

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30 Oct , 2017  

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30 Oct , 2017  

Huge thanks to generous Burnley people who raised funds to help #Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution. Thank you … http://ift.tt/2razLf8  pic.twitter.com/HPz0yLAg6L

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17 Oct , 2017  

16 and 17 year olds here in Burnley can count on me to be in Parliament on 3rd November to vote for the #VotesAt16… http://ift.tt/2razLf8  pic.twitter.com/H07vaNJsL6

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11 Oct , 2017  

My House of Commons Question to the Health Minister yesterday, “On the subject of vital NHS staff, will the Minist… http://ift.tt/2razLf8  pic.twitter.com/xldhidqQX2

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8 Oct , 2017  

Died #OTD 1967: Clement Richard Attlee, #Labour Leader and Prime Minister (1945-51), aged 84. His government transformed the post war state. pic.twitter.com/e7FgHrQv4X

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7 Oct , 2017  

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Tory chaos, workers’ rights at risk. Your Brexit update from Brussels.

6 Oct , 2017  

The EU Parliament has just passed a resolution, stating that not enough progress has been made to move to the second phase of Brexit negotiations.

Some 6 months after Article 50 was triggered, there is annoyance at the lack of clarity on citizens' rights, the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, and the UK's financial commitments.

The lack of progress in negotiations also means there's less time to negotiate what our future relationship with the EU will be.

Here is my update from Brussels, in the immediate aftermath of the Tory Party conference.

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The UK cannot afford to wait until 2069 for equal pay

3 Oct , 2017  

Some women in Lancashire are earning up to 27% less than men for the same work.

In fact, the National Centre for Social Research named two North West communities in their list of the ten worst local economies in the UK to be a woman.

The EU and member states acknowledge the problem, but we are crippled by slow progress. In fact, one analysis this year estimates that the UK's gender pay gap will not be eradicated until 2069 - 99 years after the Equal Pay Act.

Here's my speech in Strasbourg, highlighting the need for a holistic solution which acknowledges the need for better, affordable childcare provision; vocational education for women; and boardroom gender equality.