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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I grew up in poverty. So I know for a fact that the scars left on children do not easily heal

Today, in the seventh-richest country in the world, this government is on an ideological mission to punish and degrade the poor

Thousands of home across Britain have been flooded

The floods may have finally shocked rightwingers into taking climate change seriously

Surely refuseniks feel duty-bound to rethink beliefs. Some clearly can’t or won’t

Samuel L Jackson’s riposte to the man who mistook him for Laurence Fishburne is priceless

The interviewer would never call Hugh Grant Colin Firth. But you know how it  is – all blacks, Chinese, Japanese, Asians, look alike

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Diversity of late has been about gender parity, not about race or class

British actor William Roache, who plays the character of Ken Barlow in the soap opera Coronation Street, speaks to media after being cleared of all charges at Preston Crown Court in Preston

After the Roache trial, prosecution of historic sex abuse must go on

Sympathy is draining away from those who claim they have been abused

The Great War centenary will push militarism down our throats. Resist the peddlers

Britain is arguable more addicted to wars, past and present, than even the US

Bollywood glamour and roaring economic progress have blinded us to India’s misogynist reality

India is the fourth most dangerous place in the world for females, after only Afghanistan, Congo and Pakistan

High heels make sexist men feel randy

The coolest of chicks now want shoes that care for their feet. It's about time; good riddance to the teetering tyranny of this absurd footwear

Valérie Trierweiler left hospital in Paris today, a week after reports emerged that her partner, President François Hollande, was having an affair with the actress Julie Gayet

What is it about male politicians that they seem to have such problems dealing with women?

In France, female MPs endure obscene gestures, wolf whistles and other insults

It would be racist not to intervene and prevent gender-selective abortions

These hateful attitudes are rooted in archaic expectations

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