Bangladesh

Tulip Siddiq’s shameful silence on Bangladesh’s missing people

1 December 2017 12:04

‘Just heartbreaking’, wrote the Labour MP Tulip Siddiq this week as she shared a picture of the daughter of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the…

My pick for the pious political hypocrite of the week award

1 February 2017 12:10

I would like to propose Labour MP Tulip Siddiq as the winner of the pious political hypocrite of the week…

Never mind Ukip’s immigration policy, Britain has an emigration problem

5 March 2015 10:50

Ukip has unveiled its new Aussie-style immigration policy, just a week after the latest bad immigration news for the government. The…

There is no such thing as ‘immigrants’ – only Poles, Yanks, Somalis…

6 November 2014 15:50

There was much glee about yesterday’s publication of a report into the economic impact of immigration, which concluded eastern Europeans…

Global warming isn’t to blame for the disaster in the Philippines

12 November 2013 17:15

According to news reports, Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines a few days ago, is now overshadowing the UN climate summit…

What will history make of Britain’s treatment of Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin?

8 November 2013 17:49

‘A historic catastrophe’ is how Martin Bright describes it. He is referring to the policy by which successive governments in…

In Praise of Sweatshops

26 April 2013 10:43

In today’s Telegraph David Blair has a strong and angry piece arguing that we – that is, western consumers –…

Tweeting can seriously damage your health

8 March 2013 10:45

Members of the World’s Most Rational and Peaceable Religion © have been going berserk in the lovely Bangladeshi town of…

The marriage plot: The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger reviewed

14 August 2012 11:17

Few could accuse literary fiction of not doing its best to perk up the US export sector recently. It has…

The Foreign Office responds

24 November 2010 15:51

I have just received some answers from the Foreign Office about the Bangladesh war crimes tribunal. I asked if William…