The musing of a romantic liberal – Interview with Ruwan Uduwerage-Perera

Ruwan, who is of mixed-heritage descent (Sri Lanka/British Jewish), is a former national and international advisor and a campaigner in the fields of community cohesion and equality and diversity issues within the British police service. He is also a founding member and the first elected General Secretary of the National Black Police Association (UK). Ruwan… Read More

Dear @Nick_Clegg: Don’t play politics with mental health

by Huma Munshi Dear Nick Clegg, Last week you gave a speech pledging “to give people with mental health conditions the support they need”. As I heard this, I was struck by your shameless audacity, to play politics with mental health. Let me tell you why your comments particularly jar. I have been a recipient… Read More

Brave Words from a Bully Pulpit

by Kiri Kankhwende With current transitional controls imposed on Bulgarians and Romanians moving to Britain due to be lifted in January, anti-EU, and in particular, anti-Roma rhetoric is ramping up. In an interview with his local BBC news station on 12 November, Former Home Secretary David Blunkett said: We have got to change the behaviour… Read More