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Posts Tagged: Bangladesh
The conflict in Afghanistan isn’t just about ideas, and can’t be insulated from its geographic environment.
Raghib Ali: Systemic classism, not racism. Why the main factor in health and educational inequalities is deprivation, not race.
The fourth part of a series on ConHome this week about the politics of race and ethnicity in Britain today.
Benedict Rogers: Amendments to the Government’s Trade Bill can help Britain stand up to genocidal regimes
Under new proposals, bilateral trade deals with genocidal states would be revoked or prohibited.
The focus should be on greater prosperity for all – not on producing statistics to highlight ethnic differences.
David Goodhart: The virus. It’s almost certain that ethnic minorities are at greater risk. But we can’t yet know the full explanation.
There are three main factors at work – genetics, plus cultural and social factors. And it’s not possible at present to disentangle the mix.
Not being white remains the number one demographic predictor of not voting Tory.
Ultimately, Begum is a distraction. The main issue is not terrorists’ brides, but terrorists themselves. Where are they?
The Home Secretary is afloat on a sargasso sea of returning jihadis, human rights laws, bewildering intelligence, gaps in the law – and a shrieking media.
Greg Hands: Remaining in a customs union beyond 2020 would be unacceptable to many Conservative MPs – and here’s why
Some will ask “Trump versus China: where does the UK stand?” The answer will be: “Ask Brussels – as the UK isn’t allowed to have a trade policy of its own”.
Gavin Williamson: Why raising the number and profile of women in our armed forces is a priority for me
Parity is important because it sends a message that we believe in the equality that our women and men are working to protect in conflict zones.
Baroness Helic and Chloe Dalton: The victims of sexual violence in war have no #MeToo hashtag to highlight their story
The UK could set a lead by announcing that it will dedicate a fixed or minimum percentage of the aid budget to fighting sexual and gender based violence.
Improving the situation means not only holding the police to greater account, but behaving more responsibly ourselves.
Benedict Rogers: The plight of Burma’s Muslims is stoking Islamist extremism here – one of many reasons why Britain must act
Britain should call in the Burmese ambassador, suspend its training programme with the Burma Army, and continue to press at the UN.
Alex Morton: Identity politics is wrong – and bad for Tories, too. So if May is staking a revival on it, her difficulties will deepen.
The idea that all groups should have the same outcomes is just an update of the old socialist idea of equality of outcome – ignoring the choices that individuals make.
Parveen Hassan: The relationship between Britain and Bangladesh is increasingly important to both countries
Conservatives Friends of Bangladesh plays an important part in strengthening economic, cultural and political ties.