Memories and lessons from 9/11

I don’t talk about this much but have been encouraged by others posting on social media to share my experience of 9/11, which like for many others resonates with me to this day. I had flown into JFK the evening before, tagging along with my father on a work trip to UNICEF headquarters in NewContinue reading “Memories and lessons from 9/11”

Exploring how the civil justice system responds to mental health and learning disabilities

I am working with the Centre for Mental Health on a new project to explore how the civil justice system responds to mental health and learning disabilities.  The Royal Society of Arts, which I am a fellow of, has also published a news piece about the project. The justice system has exceptional power to shape people’sContinue reading “Exploring how the civil justice system responds to mental health and learning disabilities”

7 steps Labour mayors and PCCs can take to improve policing and tackle racism

Following the Open Labour event I organised on reforming the Police, I wrote an article for LabourList with practical ideas for how Labour mayors and PPCs could improve policing and tackle racism. You can read the article here. You can watch the video of the Open Labour event below.

Re-standing for the Open Labour National Committee

Being a member of the Open Labour National Committee for the last year has been hugely fulfilling. I have greatly enjoyed working with the brilliant Open Labour and National Committee members.  Over the last year, I am proud that Open Labour has promoted transformative, Left, politics and shown that this can be done in anContinue reading “Re-standing for the Open Labour National Committee”

My pledges supporting free movement and migrants’ rights

The Labour Campaign for Free Movement contacted me to ask me to support their candidates’ pledges in support of free movement and migrants’ rights. I am a strong supporter for free movement and migrants rights. I am grateful for the work that the Labour Campaign for Free Movement has been doing to move Labour toContinue reading “My pledges supporting free movement and migrants’ rights”

Dominic Cummings broke the law and took Covid-19 into the heart of government

The media have not given it much coverage, but besides his trips to Durham and Barnard Castle, Dominic Cummings breached the lockdown rules by returning to No.10 Downing Street on 27 March when he should have been self-isolating. This was a breach of the lockdown regulations and brought Covid-19 into the heart of government, puttingContinue reading “Dominic Cummings broke the law and took Covid-19 into the heart of government”

My statement for the Open Labour elections

Open Labour has made a huge contribution to Labour and I want to help us do even more. Open Labour should lead the argument that the Covid-19 response should put people’s wellbeing first before business. Covid-19 is disproportionately impacting BAME people and, as Open Labour London BAME Officer, I have been leading work on thisContinue reading “My statement for the Open Labour elections”