Every So Often You Meet Someone Special – Continued…

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Wow, time really does fly. Incredibly it’s almost five years since I launched this website. I’ve written thirty-odd blogs in that time, but one in particular will always stand out.

I’ve never sought to build a narrative through this blog, but reading over past articles two themes stand out: the importance of social justice and the power of education to build a better world. These two themes really fused in “every so often you meet someone special.”

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Hate Crime in Brent

This week in Full Council I was asked about Hate Crime in Brent. This was my answer…

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Hate Crime is utterly abhorrent. It has no place in this world – and least of all in Brent.
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Racism and Equality

This is a picture of me and my friend Maggie.

Me & Maggie

We’re both Councillors.

One of us is a senior manager in the NHS. One isn’t.

One of us drives a rather nice car. One doesn’t.

And one of us can rent a home from the estate agent we’re standing in front of. One can’t

Maggie is the senior manager. Maggie has the nice car. But only I can rent the home.

That’s because I’m white and Maggie is black.

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