I remember where I was on September 11, 2001.

Sitting on a park bench in a London suburb enjoying a quiet day off. An elderly couple nearby were exchanging greetings with a park gardener. I wasn’t eavesdropping, but did overhear one phrase being repeated: “We’re lucky here. Look at other…

Jan 9 , 2022 Trump’s repeated interference, incitement, and multiple lawsuits amounted to naught

Please make Senator Bernie Sanders happy.

If I had to write a “dear Santa” letter to President-elect Biden, I would suggest those six words as a mission statement for his incoming administration. …


First published as Chapter 25 in Section 4 The Election and Identity Politics in Brexit, Boris and the Media edited by John Mair, T Clark, N Fowler, R Snoddy and R. Tait (pre pandemic)

Bite-Sized Books January 2020

“Everything we see and enjoy comes from the heritage and contribution of the British Jewish community, which right now feels vulnerable.”

Rushanara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow at election hustings

Docklands and East London Advertiser 6 December 2019

“The thing…

Lloyd’s of London, the global insurance market, recently pledged to fund opportunities for black and minority ethnic groups, after issuing a formal apology for its “shameful role in the 18th and 19th Century Atlantic slave trade.” Better late than never was a common and not unreasonable reaction. …

Opinion Mongrel

NIAZ ALAM is London Bureau Chief of Dhaka Tribune. Hon. Secretary of the Foreign Press Association in 2018 and 2019, see niazalam.com, follow @ESGBangladesh

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