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My article for the Times Red Box on the shameful treatment of the Windrush Generation by Theresa May and her Conservative Government.  Published 17 April 2018.  

May turned her back on Europe, now she is turning her back on the Windrush Generation

My article for the Times Red Box on the shameful treatment of the Windrush Generation by Theresa May and her Conservative Government.  Published 17 April 2018.   Read more »

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My article for the Ham&High

Suffragettes 100: Celebrate progress but push for change

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My letter to the Guardian:

The global elite gathered once again last week to discuss the world’s economic outlook. Many are getting away with tax avoidance on an industrial scale.

As questions linger over how much tax companies are paying, what is equitable and global harmonisation, so do those over tax transparency. Progress on tax avoidance has been slow, with Theresa May only appointing John Penrose as anti-corruption champion in December. The strategy is far from concrete.

The promised register of the true owners of overseas companies that own UK property has been pushed back to summer 2019. We know that the UK’s tax havens are providing luxury vehicles to the corrupt to launder and spend their money. If Penrose wants to make a difference, he must add a renewed focus and pressure the government to reform the financial services industries in these crown dependencies and overseas territories, which must have public registers of beneficial ownership.

And anti-corruption provisions should be made in all trade agreements. The upcoming commonwealth heads of government meeting is a huge opportunity to push for this. Movement has simply been too slow.

If we are to truly lead the world in tackling corruption, we can start in our own backyard.

Theresa May still too slow on tax avoidance

My letter to the Guardian: The global elite gathered once again last week to discuss the world’s economic outlook. Many are getting away with tax avoidance on an industrial scale....

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My article for the Huffington Post.

In Turkey, Human Rights Are As Inalienable As They Were 70 Years Ago

My article for the Huffington Post. Read more »

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My article for the Independent.

 

If Penny Mordaunt really believes in aid, she should put funding back into HIV and Aids prevention

My article for the Independent.   Read more »

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My article for the Ham&High.

The UK should open its doors to international students

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My article for the New Statesman.

With two sentences, Boris Johnson has undone months of hard work

My article for the New Statesman. Read more »

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My article for Chartist.

Brexit: How Labour can respond

My article for Chartist. Read more »

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My latest article for Progress.

 

No more policing on the cheap

My latest article for Progress.   Read more »

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My Letter for the Evening Standard.

Aviation must be high on the Government's Brexit agenda

My Letter for the Evening Standard. Read more »

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Catherine West MP

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