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They Work For You: Part of Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill

Baroness Warsi Speech on the Part of Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill

The Guardian: Lady Warsi launches bitter assault on coalition strategy towards Muslims

Lady Warsi: Muslims will speak up for British values only when they know they will be heard

Warsi says: “We will all fight extremism better if we all feel like we are all in the same team.”

 

Red Magazine, January 2015 Edition: Baroness Warsi On The Day She Walked Out On David Cameron

Baroness Warsi shares her incredible life story and looks back on the day that changed her life

‘For days I kept the letter in my handbag. And even on the morning I planned to resign I thought to myself, am I really going to do this?’

Huffington Post: Baroness Warsi Slams Media’s Portrayal Of Women In Politics

Baroness Warsi has called for people to “push back” against the sexist portrayal of female politicians in the media

In an interview with Red Magazine she said: “Men resign, women ‘flounce’. Men have an opinion, women are ‘bitchy’. Men are forceful, women are ‘awkward’.

“It’s time we started pushing back against that kind of language.”

Get Surrey: Baroness Warsi presents Christmas tree to Woking

Baroness Warsi presents Christmas tree to the town of Woking Read more

Baroness Warsi Speaks Out On Islamophobia, Richard Dawkins, Bingo Posters And ‘Racist’ Ukip

Baroness Warsi Speaks Out On Islamophobia, Richard Dawkins, Bingo Posters And ‘Racist’ Ukip

Interview in Huffington Post, 29th March 2014

SPEECH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE: CHURCHILL ARCHIVES ‘FAITH IN POLITICS’ CONFERENCE

INTRODUCTION

I am delighted to speak about the vital place I believe faith has in politics. 

For the Conservative Party has always put faith at the heart of policy making.

Religion runs through our history and through our veins. 

So today I want to argue that, in government… 

…even in a Coalition government…

 …we are staying true to those roots. Read more

SPEECH AT THE LAUNCH OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR: THE COMMONWEALTH CONTRIBUTION

INTRODUCTION

In his speech ‘A Time of Triumph’, Winston Churchill praised those who came ‘from the 

uttermost ends of the earth’ to fight alongside Britain in the Second World War.

“From the poorest colony to the most powerful dominion”, he said, “the great maxim held: 

when the King declares war, the Empire is at war”.

Both of my grandfathers were among those brave men. 

And for that reason I have always known something of British India’s role in that conflict. 

But for many years I was unaware of the role their fellow countrymen played 30 years earlier. 

The one and a half million from modern day India, Pakistan and Bangladesh who served, 

fought and fell for Britain in the Great War. Read more

SPEECH AT THE WORLD ISLAMIC ECONOMIC FORUM

CHANGING WORLD

We are just 13 years into this young century.

And in that short time we have seen all the old economic certainties turned on

their head.

First, in terms of financial stability.

When we entered the third millennium, economic systems seemed sound, secure

and assured.

We thought financial crashes were just grim chapters in history books.

We were even told there would be ‘no return to boom and bust’.

And yet in 2008 we were plunged into the biggest recession since the Second

World War. Read more

Telegraph: Review of ‘I am Malala’

By Sayeeda Warsi

Malala Yousafzai’s story begins with her parents being commiserated with after producing a baby girl. In their part of northern Pakistan, she says, rifle shots ring out in celebration of a baby boy’s arrival. But there is no such fanfare for females; their destiny is to cook and clean, to be neither seen nor heard.

When Mr and Mrs Yousafzai were married, a small boy was placed on their laps to encourage the birth of a son. It didn’t work; their firstborn was a girl who ‘popped out kicking and screaming’. And that girl’s father was mocked by relatives for bothering to add her name to the family tree, which, of course, only featured men.

So how did Malala, who barely warranted a mention in her family’s genealogy, become destined for the history books, a powerful symbol for girls’ universal right to an education?

“I am Malala” tells us how. Read more