On the Court of Appeal ruling regarding Shamima Begum, her former constituent, Rushanara Ali MP said:Read more
UK must support the one million young people facing unemployment through National Youth Corps
There are widespread reports that Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has made plans to unilaterally annex parts of the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank, as early as 1 July.Read more
On 16 June, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the Foreign Office (FCO) and Department for International Development (DFID) will be merged.Read more
The murder of George Floyd while being restrained by a white police officer in Minneapolis has sparked widespread outrage and protests in the US and across the globe.
On 2 June, the Government published its report -Disparities in the risk and outcomes of Covid-19. Read the full report here.
The report concluded that “the impact of Covid-19 has replicated existing health inequalities and, in some cases, has increased them.”
The report highlights the virus’ disproportionate impact on the BAME community. It found that people of Bangladeshi background face the greatest danger of dying from the disease, and are twice as likely to die from it compared to those from white British backgrounds. Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, Other Asian, Caribbean and Other Black ethnicities had between 10 and 50% greater risk of dying.
It also found that the highest diagnosis rates were found in black ethnic groups, and the lowest rates were found in white ethnic groups.
On Monday 18 May during an urgent statement in the chamber on the covid-19 response, I raised the issue of delays in covid-19 test results with the Health Secretary.Read more
On Thursday 20 May 2020 Cyclone Amphan hit India and Bangladesh, with heavy rainfall and winds of more than 100mph to areas already affected by the covid-19 pandemic.Read more
Rushanara Ali MP calls for urgent action from the international community to prevent the coronavirus outbreak killing thousands in the world's biggest refugee camp.Read more