Anyone working on policy will know that the problems facing Europe are complex and the solutions are complicated. This does not translate well into soundbites and everyday debate - instead of saying “your factory job has disappeared because of the globalised fourth industrial revolution” it is easier to say “it’s the Muslims’ fault”. It is easier, but that does not make it right or helpful.
Along with a Portuguese MEP, José Inácio Faria, I hosted a roundtable with NGOs and diplomats to discuss potential solutions to the proposed repatriation of the Rohingya.
This is the text of the speech delivered to members from across the North West by Wajid Khan MEP at Labour regional conference. November 2018
A cross-party group of MEPs have written to the Foreign Secretary asking the UK to pressure the UN Security Council to refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court.
Welcome back to my Brexit blog. This is a regular update on the state of the negotiations, the view from Brussels and the fight for a People’s Vote.
The Conservative Party has a serious problem with Islamophobia and Boris Johnson’s comments, and the slow reaction to condemn them, make this abundantly clear.
It has been a crazy few weeks. I have been in Brussels, Strasbourg, Washington D.C and, of course, the North West of England working on a number of different initiatives. I am proud to announce that I have ensured that the human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir will be on the Parliament’s Human Rights Committee’s agenda this autumn.
In Brussels I met with The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO). We discussed Iran, the Uyghur community in China, and the statehood of Washington D.C. Looking forward to...
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I recently met with two senior figures at the Premier League, Executive Director Bill Bush and Head of EU Public Policy Mathieu Moreuil, at my office in Brussels. We discussed racism, sexism and homophobia in football.
I met with Unite the Union and fellow Labour MEPs about Trump’s steel and aluminium tariffs and Brexit, both of which threaten British jobs and our economy. We also discussed specific cases where Unite were supporting workers with threats to their working conditions imposed by their employers.