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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Today’s young women have betrayed feminism

I squarely blame the young with their foolish apathy and criminal self-indulgence

This battle over how Britain's military and colonial history is taught is also a battle for Britain's future

From the Mau Mau uprising in 1950s Kenya to the human catastrophe of World War 1, the UK wilfully edits out the dark, unholy, inconvenient parts of the national story

Chime For Change: It takes more than bling to change the world

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Sylvia Pankhurst is arrested (again) in 1914

Special report: The new suffragettes - unfinished business

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Why do Muslims keep having to explain themselves?

We hate Islamicist brutes more than any outsiders ever could

Austerity has hardened the nation's heart

According to the latest survey results, 56 per cent think benefits are too high and stop people looking for work. At the height of Thatcherism, the figure was 35 per cent

Don’t be fooled by Ukip’s charm, it is xenophobic and creates fear

The ugly truth is that Farage and his gang are encouraging the hatred of the outsider

Behind the use of drones is a complacent belief that murdering Muslims is always justifiable

Islamic terrorism is undeniably evil, but that doesn't make this state-sponsored, state-engineered terrorism a proportionate response

Stephen Lawrence

20 years after the murder of Stephen Lawrence, it’s taboo to talk racism

If he were alive today, would be living in both a better and a worse world

Beware of the rabid right, not the loony left

In the wake of Thatcher's death it has been shown once again that the most intolerant, Stalinist and insistently PC forces are on the right

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