‘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.”
Lady Warsi claims that while contending with Ukip is necessary, a lurch to the right by David Cameron would spell defeat
“My question @UKHouseofLords today asked for the Governments position on #RecognisePalestine. Sadly got ‘stock answer,’ ignored Mondays vote,” she tweeted.
In her first major interview since the turmoil following her resignation, the first Muslim minister tells Mark Townsend of her struggle at the dispatch box and why her book won’t tell tales
During my time in Government I regularly spoke about religious freedom and the increase in the persecution of religious minorities. In a speech I gave at Georgetown University in Washington last November I talked about a global crisis of increasing religious persecution, especially in those countries where Christianity was born. I warned that a mass exodus was already taking place on a biblical scale.
“For me, this is all about policies and principles. Long after politics has come and gone, I want to be able to live with myself. And at this point I said, after politics has come and gone, can I live with myself? And I thought ‘no I can’t’.”
Independent: Praise for Baroness Warsi – ‘Her action reflects the mood of Dewsbury – and of Britain’
The decision of the daughter of a local Pakistani mill worker, who attended a comprehensive school just a few hundred yards from here, to reject the trappings of power over her Government’s “morally indefensible position” on the Middle East, has turned her into a heroine in her home town.