Rushanara Ali MP's statement on Brexit

Yesterday, the draft Withdrawal Agreement between the UK-EU was published. On the future economic partnership, the agreement does not include a commitment to deliver frictionless trade, a permanent customs union, nor a firm mechanism to protect financial services.   Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP at the Women of the World Conference

Last week, Parliament held the first ever Women MPs of the World Conference in the Chamber of the House of Commons. The conference was attended by MPs from over 80 different countries, as part of the events to celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP's statement on the Autumn Budget

Yesterday, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond published the Autumn Budget which pledged to end austerity but failed to provide sufficient funding for the NHS, policing social care and education. The statement was made against the backdrop of Brexit weakening the overall economic outlook for the UK and the growing possibility the UK leaving the EU without a deal. Continue reading

Over 100 Parliamentarians call for reversal of the harmful 'two child limit' policy

Over 100 Parliamentarians have signed a letter urging PM Theresa May, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond MP and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Esther McVey MP, to reconsider the two-child limit policy. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP condemns Rod Liddle's hateful column

On Sunday 21 October, in a column in the Sunday Times, Rod Liddle made a number of divisive comments. Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow, Rushanara Ali, strongly condemns his actions. Continue reading

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