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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First Minister Alex Salmond makes a speech at the SNP Spring Conference in Aberdeen. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 11, 2014. See PA story POLITICS SNP.

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