Archive for category: Opinion

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – Threat of new charges

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – Threat of new charges

October 9, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Tulip Siddiq MP said: The latest charges brought against Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe are an outrage and must not be allowed to stand. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard have subjected my constituent to illegal arbitrary detention for the best part of 18 months, and the new spurious charges against her underline their […]

 
Unaccompanied child refugees

Unaccompanied child refugees

September 11, 2017 at 2:32 pm

It is clear that we need to improve the measures in place to protect the unaccompanied child refugees that come to the UK seeking our protection. Unfortunately, nearly a year has passed since the Government committed to publishing a strategy to better safeguard vulnerable, separated children. Upon arrival in the […]

 
Online Abuse and British Democracy

Online Abuse and British Democracy

July 11, 2017 at 1:43 pm

Britain is a thriving democracy, with two referendums and two general elections in the last three years alone. For the overwhelming majority, the elections have been fiercely contested but conducted with respect. However, some people have unfortunately chosen to abuse candidates, fellow campaigners, or those with whom they simply differ […]

 
Queen’s Speech debate – Our NHS

Queen’s Speech debate – Our NHS

June 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm

For my contribution to the Queen’s Speech debate, I spoke in the time allocated for matters of health and security. I opened my remarks today by stressing my gratitude to the medical professionals at the Royal Free Hospital, and those across the country, for the unrelenting professionalism with which they […]

 
Cough up, Theresa!

Cough up, Theresa!

March 29, 2017 at 5:47 pm

At Prime Minister’s Questions I took the PM and her smirking Foreign Secretary to task over promises made in the campaign to leave the European Union. Boris Johnson led a campaign that quite clearly promised – via a big red bus and countless speeches – an extra £350m per week […]