June 8, 2018

Islamic Relief #Cakes4Syria Campaign

I was delighted to receive a chocolate fudge cake, delivered to my office this week by volunteers from Islamic Relief as part of their #Cakes4Syria campaign. The campaign runs during Ramadan each year, inviting people to donate £10 to Islamic Relief’s Syria Appeal, in return for a chocolate fudge cake delivered to their door. Islamic Relief work hard all year …

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April 14, 2018

Air Strikes in Syria

I woke up this morning to the overnight news that the UK had taken part in air strikes in Syria alongside the USA and France. I believe this action is illegal under international law. It has not been requested by the Syrian Government. There is no UN Security Resolution authorising it. It is not an act of self-defence. Those are …

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October 30, 2017

Presenting Mohammed Mirzo Petition to the Home Office

This morning I joined Mohammed Mirzo and his father Ali, along with Jonathan Cox from Citizens UK, to present a 31,000 plus signature petition to the Home Office. The petition, signed by people in Cardiff Central and across the UK, is addressed to Home Secretary Amber Rudd MP, asking that she intervenes to stop Mohammed from being taken from his …

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December 14, 2016

My Letter to Theresa May about Aid Airdrops in Syria

Last month, along with several of my Labour colleagues, I wrote to Prime Minister Theresa May about the unfolding humanitarian catastrophe in Syria. Responding to the calls for airdrops in Syria, the UK Government said that “preparations for airdrops will now take place and go forward rapidly because there isn’t a moment to lose”. Almost 200 days later, thousands of Syrians are …

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November 30, 2015

Air Strikes in Syria – Vote

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to contact me with their views about the Government’s proposal to carry out air strikes in Syria and the likely vote in parliament. We have all been horrified by the massacres in Paris, Beirut, Tunisia and elsewhere and are united in our desire to see the defeat of ISIL/Daesh. Hundreds and …

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