Anniversary of the Battle for Cable Street

Today we commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street. 82 years have passed since thousands of East Londoners stood together against fascism and intolerance.   Continue reading

Over 160 Parliamentarians call for Myanmar Military referral to International Criminal Court

Following the UN fact finding mission, over 160 Parliamentarians call for justice over the Rohingya crisis Over 160 Parliamentarians across parties have signed a letter urging PM Theresa May and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP to refer the Myanmar military to the International Criminal Court. This is ahead of the Foreign Secretary’s visit to Myanmar later this month.   Continue reading

RUSHANARA ALI MP SPEAKS OUT ABOUT THE ROHINGYA CRISIS

It is a year on since the 2017 Burmese military attacks on the Rohingya people, which forced over 700,000 people to flee for refuge in Bangladesh and thousands were killed. Continue reading

RUSHANARA ALI MP VISITS REFUGEE CAMPS IN COX'S BAZAR AHEAD OF THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE 2017 BURMESE ATTACKS ON THE ROHINGYA

On 26th and 27th July, the co-chair of the APPGs on the Rights of the Rohingya and Burma Rushanara Ali MP visited refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, where almost one million people are now living in an area less than 5 square miles. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP’s statement on student protests in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Thousands of Bangladeshi high school students have been protesting in Dhaka, Bangladesh following the death of two teenagers who were killed by a speeding bus on 29 July. The demonstrators have been demanding justice for the teenagers, as well as calling for stricter enforcement of traffic laws. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP condemns Boris Johnson’s hateful remarks on the burka

On Monday the 6th August, in a column in the Daily Telegraph, Boris Johnson compared fully veiled Muslim women to “letter boxes” and “bank robbers”. Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow, Rushanara Ali, strongly condemns Johnson’s divisive comments. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP’s statement on the first anniversary of the Grenfell tower fire

Remembrance services have taken place to mark the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower disaster. During the night on 14th June 2017, a fire broke out in the 24-story tower block and 72 people were killed. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP calls for more money for children’s charity NSPCC

Bethnal Green and Bow MP, Rushanara Ali, calls for more money for children’s charity NSPCC     Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP’s statement on the Hackitt Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

The Hackitt Review which was published today examined the current system of building regulations and fire safety. It was commissioned by the Government following the Grenfell Tower fire. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP’s statement on the recent killings at the Israel-Gaza border

“I am shocked and appalled by the violence that we have seen on the Israel-Gaza border and utterly condemn the Israeli government’s horrific actions that led to deaths of 59 innocent Palestinian people and thousands left with injuries. 6 of those murdered were children. Continue reading