Credit: PA In light of Liz Truss, UK Foreign Secretary’s, remarks yesterday that she supports individuals from the UK who want to go and fight for Ukraine and the UK’s recent measures to revoke the citizenship of Britons including those who have fought in conflicts overseas Shahnaz Ahsan explores the distinction between ‘acceptable’ and ‘unacceptable’ conflicts, and… Read More
The revoking of Shamima Begum’s citizenship sets a worrying precedent for the children of immigrants
Following her discovery by a British journalist in Syria, The Home Office has written to Shamima Begum’s parents to revoke her British citizenship. Shahnaz Ahsan writes that it is a reminder that children of immigrants will never be British enough British Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced that he will be using his special privileges… Read More
Is segregating state school students really the solution to Oxbridge’s diversity issue?
Labour Party peer Andrew Adonis recently suggested that state school pupils be separated from privately educated pupils to increase diversity at Oxford and Cambridge colleges. A solution, or as Shahnaz Ahsan writes, the creation of a two tier system? How do you solve a problem like state school students at Oxbridge – or rather, the lack… Read More
Migration & marriage: women of colour and the politics of surnames
From Bangladeshi tradition, to skipping to the top of the register, to marriage, Shahnaz Ahsan traces the ongoing political challenges behind her name Read More
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