Yasmin Qureshi

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Why Andy Burnham Is the Leader Labour Needs If We Are to Reconnect With BAME Voters

(18) Comments | Posted 27 June 2015 | (00:00)

This election revealed challenges for Labour in many areas.

In Scotland we lost votes to the SNP, in the South of England we lost votes to the Tories, and in many of our heartland seats we lost votes to Ukip.

However, another less talked about challenge, was the beginning of...

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Saving Lives by Changing Minds

(0) Comments | Posted 12 March 2015 | (10:39)

The general shortage of organ donors in the UK is well documented, but this crisis is magnified for patients from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.

Take kidney donation for example. Kidney failure is up to five times more common in people from BAME communities but patients have to...

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New Counter Terrorism Laws and Civil Liberties

(2) Comments | Posted 6 January 2015 | (08:10)

There is an accepted wisdom across political divides, one that views extremist ideology as a cause of radicalisation. The previous and current government introduced strong and often arbitrary pieces of legislation to address the perceived root causes and tomorrow we will see further such legislation beginning its passage through Parliament....

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Mothers and Children Are Still Looking for Answers as to Why They Were Born With Abnormalities

(4) Comments | Posted 23 October 2014 | (10:57)

"I have seven spleens. My stomach is on the wrong side and I have had several operations in attempts to correct this. I was born with a number of adhesions and obstructions. I also have spinal defects and internal congenital malformations. I have had to struggle throughout my life"

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Child Sexual Exploitation is Not an Ethnic or Cultural Crime

(17) Comments | Posted 14 November 2012 | (15:03)

In her oral evidence to the Home Affairs Committee, the deputy children's commissioner, Sue Berelowitz, said: "... What I am uncovering is that the sexual exploitation of children is happening all over the country. As one police officer who was a lead in a very big investigation in a very...

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