What’s in a chicken-box?

“It is equally crucial that we invest more in support services within communities and for parents who might be struggling to keep their children out of gangs.” Continue Reading

Being a ‘Lame duck’ leader doesn’t have to be lame

Yesterday, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, won a vote of confidence held among her parliamentary colleagues with 200-117 tally. While the 117 figure looks rather high (because it is), I’m surprised it wasn’t higher given the unfortunate election campaign… Continue Reading

Conservatives’ working class support overtake Labour’s: New poll show

During the 2015 General Election, I was asked by a CCHQ press officer to write an article for a popular newspaper which targets the African and Caribbean community. It was an invitation to encourage ethnic minority voters to back the… Continue Reading

When women rule the world

One of the things that struck me by some of the recent EU referendum debates (not the actual election ) was the high testosterone, highly male dominated look, feel and tone of the discourse. I then had a moment thinking… Continue Reading

And the UK’s biggest loser is….

With all the brouhaha surrounding immigration, and given that I take it on myself to help my kids make sense of current affairs programmes they are often subjected to during morning and afternoon school runs; I was rather shocked when… Continue Reading

What’s so bad about a U-Turn?

The short answer is … nothing! It has been politics at one of its worst when calls for a resignation met the government’s decision to make a U-turn on some of the¬†welfare reform plans set out by the Chancellor in… Continue Reading

Social Mobility: Why what leaders say also matter

forward to 10:10 into the video clip for most relevant section At the Confederation of British Industries‘ (CBI) Annual Conference yesterday, Prime Minister David Cameron gave a very pro-business, pro-industry and rather euro-sceptic speech. I thought it was a rather… Continue Reading

Selection as Parliamentary Candidate for West Ham

On Sunday 2 November, I was selected as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate to contest the West Ham seat in the 2015 General Election. I am more delighted about this opportunity because this is where I grew up and settled as… Continue Reading

Political promises and the perils thereof.

The election season will be upon us shortly. For some, that would be the ideal time to emigrate out of the country but for the likes of yours truly – it’s a time to exercise a most cherished privilege. I… Continue Reading