Tory high-handedness towards Muslims

When the MCB convenes its ‘Muslim Leadership Dinner’ on 22nd February there will be Jack Straw MP taking the lectern representing Labour, and later in the proceedings, so will the leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg MP. Noticeably missing from the stage will be any senior representative from the Tory front bench. An oversight…

An Open Letter to CLG Minister John Denham MP

We wish Mr John Denham well at Communities & Local Government – however here is a briefing for the Secretary of State. Dear Secretary of State I hear that your department has published the following job vacancies: The Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) has advertised a number of posts relating to its work…

Hazel Blears must go

The Department for Communities & Local Government (CLG) “sets policy on local government, housing, urban regeneration, planning and fire and rescue. We have responsibility for all race equality and community cohesion….”. However the recent actions of its minister, Hazel Blears MP, suggest that the word ‘cohesion’ should be replaced with ‘disempowerment’. Since around 22nd March,…