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Warsi says: “We will all fight extremism better if we all feel like we are all in the same team.”
‘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?’
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.”
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
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
We are just 13 years into this young century.
And in that short time we have seen all the old economic certainties turned on
First, in terms of financial stability.
When we entered the third millennium, economic systems seemed sound, secure
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
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