Yasmin Alibhai Brown

Known for her sharp commentary on issues of politics, race and religion, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown won the George Orwell Prize for political journalism in 2002 and the Emma Award for Journalism in 2004. She is also a radio and television broadcaster and author of several books including the acclaimed 'The Settler's Cookbook: A Memoir of Migration', 'Love and Food' and 'Who Do We Think We Are? Imagining the New Britain'.

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Baroness Warsi has once again launched a bitter attack on the Government

At least Ukip is openly bigoted – the Tories just hide their disdain for people like me

Too many Tory MPs harbour supremacist attitudes. The mask fools no one

A Gold Ferrari sits outside Chanel on Sloane Street

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Prince Andrew speaks to the Queen during Derby day at the Epsom Derby Festival, 2013.

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A Palestinian Greek Orthodox Christian girl dressed in Santa Claus stands outside the Saint Porfirios church in Gaza City on December 22, 2013

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