Sayeeda Warsi

Ex-Tory Muslim Minister Attacks 'Ill-Advised' Prime Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Politics

Baroness Warsi, the first Muslim to sit in Cabinet, has warned David Cameron's speech urging Muslims not to "quietly condone" terrorist groups has "de...

Never Forget: In Israel and Palestine, Violence Breeds Violence

Baroness Warsi | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Politics
Baroness Warsi

The truth is that we must hold both sides accountable for the extremists in their midst and for the violence that they commit. And the best tribute we could pay to the poor, innocent people who have been killed is a recommitment to genuine peace and justice, rather than a strategy based on, to quote Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, "a heavy hand".

UK Will Only Halt Arms Exports To Israel If They Bomb Gaza Again

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has come under fire for failing to back an arms embargo against Israel in favour of a "very weak" threat to suspend 12 export licences if ...

Asa Bennett

Why Do David Cameron's Foreign Office Ministers Keep Quitting?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Politics

In one of his defining speeches as foreign secretary, William Hague set out his vision of creating a "revived and reinvigorated Foreign Office that le...

Will Hammond Keep Human Rights 'At the Very Heart' of Foreign Policy?

Benedict Rogers | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

With the departure of Burt, Hague and now Warsi, the FCO is left without any ministers who show any deep personal commitment to human rights... It would be unfair to prejudge Philip Hammond and Baroness Anelay, Sayeeda Warsi's replacement, this early on. Instead, one must simply appeal to them to prove the sceptics wrong.

Eric Pickles's Appointment as Faith Minister Should Give All Secularists Cause for Concern

Stephen Evans | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen Evans

One major objective of secularism is to balance everyone's religious rights and freedoms fairly. This naturally includes the rights and freedoms of the non-religious and those of minority religions. Yet Mr Pickles chooses to portray this as secularists trying to "impose" their "politically correct intolerance" on others.

Warsi Represents Something Cameron Has Never Understood

Denis MacShane | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Politics
Denis MacShane

The conventional Westminster bubble accounts of Sayeeda Warsi quitting the government rely on unpleasant Tory spin questioning her motives. In fact there is a much richer Warsi story to be written about the multiple complexities of the British Muslim communities - the plural is important - which cannot be reduced to the horrors of the Gaza conflict.

George Osborne Lambasts Warsi's 'Disappointing' Decision To Quit Over UK Policy Towards Israel

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK

George Osborne has questioned Baroness Warsi's decision to quit after the Foreign Office Minister dramatically stormed out of government on Monday, sa...

Baroness Warsi's Resignation Letter: A Translation

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Dear Prime Minister Dear Prime Minister Who Hired Me To Make Himself Look Good For some weeks, in meeting and discussion, I have been open and h...

Baroness Warsi's Nine Most Controversial Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Politics

Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi's dramatic resignation over the UK's "morally indefensible" position on the conflict in Gaza took many by surpr...

Mehdi Hasan

Baroness Warsi Quits Government Over 'Morally Indefensible' Stance On Gaza

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics

Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi has dramatically quit the government, citing the UK's "morally indefensible" position on the conflict in Gaza. ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Labour's 'Primary Colours

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 1 April 2014... 1) LABOUR'S 'PRIMARY COLOURS' First, Labour backbencher Simon Danczuk said ...

Mehdi Hasan

He's A 'Secular Fundamentalist'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics

Baroness Warsi has denounced atheist academic Richard Dawkins as a "secular fundamentalist", as she spoke about tackling Islamophobia. During a wid...

Mehdi Hasan

'This Is Personal To Me'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Politics

"There is no doubt that the word 'sharia' carries huge challenges in relation to public relations," declares the UK's most senior Muslim minister, Bar...

Get More Women Into Cabinet, Cable Tells Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has openly called on David Cameron to improve the diversity of his cabinet by appointing more women. The Lib Dem business secretary's i...

Tory Communities Minister Attacks 'Go Home' Vans

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK

The government's controversial 'go home' immigration campaign has been criticised - by the Tory communities minister. Sayeeda Warsi put the boot in...

'A Stark Reminder Of When Hatred Goes Unchecked'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK

David Cameron met survivors of the Srebrenica genocide as the Government pledged around £170,000 of funding to help children learn about the Bosnian ...

Anti-Semitism? Not at Our Dinner Table

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

While I support Mehdi for ‎taking a stand against anti-Semitism and urging Muslims to be as diligent in denouncing it as ‎they are Islamophobia, I reject the presumed community complicity implied by his reference to ‎‎"our dirty little secret". ‎

Anti-Muslim Attacks: Telling MAMA Is Not Going to Solve the Problem

Sofia Ahmed | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sofia Ahmed

Islamophobia has not only passed the dinner table test but it has permeated British society at every level. The media, politicians, security services, policymakers and other public institutions can all be held responsible for the rise in anti-Muslim sentiment over the past few years.

Baroness Warsi In The Clear Over Expenses Claims..

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Politics

Co-chairman of the Conservative Party Baroness Warsi has been cleared by a Parliamentary watchdog over her expenses, after a probe into whether she cl...

Miliband Set To Address Durham Miners' Gala

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband will today become the first Labour leader since Neil Kinnock to address the traditional Durham Miners' Gala. His appearance at the even...

Cameron's Sideswipe At The Lib Dems Over Refusing To Support Jeremy Hunt

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has dismissed as "politics" a decision by Liberal Democrats to abstain in a Commons motion calling for Jeremy Hunt to be referred to the...

Baroness Warsi Says She Kept To 'Spirit Of The Rules' Over Expenses

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Politics

Conservative co-chairman Baroness Warsi has referred herself to the Lords Commissioner for Standards amid allegations over her expenses. A Conserva...

Popcorn At The Ready For The Leveson Show - Our Political Look Ahead

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Politics

It's a good week to be a presenter on the BBC and Sky rolling news channels - they'll get paid do do very little as the usual schedules will be swept ...

The Failure of Cameron's Decontamination Project

Robert Simpson | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Politics
Robert Simpson

Ever since Cameron won the party leadership over David Davis in 2005, he has tried vigorously to press home the point that in the eyes of so many people across the United Kingdom The Tory Party was the symbol of Mass Unemployment, Disregard for the vulnerable and strained relationships with ethnic minorities.