Minister replies to questions about reports that up to 10,000 people could be victims of modern slavery in textile factories in Leicester; that “a conspiracy of silence” has prevented action from being taken on such victims’ behalf; and that the Centre for Social Justice estimates that estimates there are at least 100,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK each year.

Minister replies to questions about reports that up to 10,000 people could be victims of modern slavery in textile factories in Leicester; that “a conspiracy of silence” has prevented action from being taken on such victims’ behalf; and that the Centre for Social Justice estimates that estimates there are at least 100,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK each year.

Minister replies to questions about reports that up to 10,000 people could be victims of modern slavery in textile factories in Leicester;that “a conspiracy of silence” has prevented action from being taken on such victims' behalf; and that the Centre for Social...

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For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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For the Uyghurs, Genocide is a word which dares not speak its name. For the sake of women like Rahima Mahmut, Gulzira Auelkhan, Sayragul Sauytbay, and Ruqiye Perhat – whose heart-breaking, shocking, stories are recorded here – it’s time that the crime of genocide was given definition in the UK. On January 19th Parliament can use its voice and speak that name – insisting on justice for victims of Genocide and refusing to make tawdry trade deals with those responsible for the crime above all crimes.

For the Uyghurs, Genocide is a word which dares not speak its name. For the sake of women like Rahima Mahmut, Gulzira Auelkhan, Sayragul Sauytbay, and Ruqiye Perhat – whose heart-breaking, shocking, stories are recorded here – it’s time that the crime of genocide was given definition in the UK. On January 19th Parliament can use its voice and speak that name – insisting on justice for victims of Genocide and refusing to make tawdry trade deals with those responsible for the crime above all crimes.

For the Uyghurs Genocide is a word which dares not speak its name ================================================= Extract: What word comes into your mind when you hear evidence of  a State  complicit in the destruction of a people’s identity; complicit in...

Stop Organ Harvesting In China

Stop Organ Harvesting In China

As the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill Bill comes to be discussed in Parliament, at its Report Stage in the House of Lords these speeches on forced organ harvesting were made by members from all sides of the House. Second Reading: ...

Christmas 2020 – Listen to T.S.Eliot and Hugh Laurie reading “Journey of the Magi”, Read J.R.R.Tolkien’s, Noel, and G.K.Chesterton’s “The House of Christmas” and Liverpool poet, Stewart Henderson’s ,new 2020 Christmas poem, What did you get for Christmas?

Christmas 2020 – Listen to T.S.Eliot and Hugh Laurie reading “Journey of the Magi”, Read J.R.R.Tolkien’s, Noel, and G.K.Chesterton’s “The House of Christmas” and Liverpool poet, Stewart Henderson’s ,new 2020 Christmas poem, What did you get for Christmas?

Christmas 2020 - Listen to T.S.Eliot and Hugh Laurie reading "Journey of the Magi", Read J.R.R.Tolkien's, Noel, and G.K.Chesterton's "The House of Christmas" and Liverpool poet, Stewart Henderson's ,new 2020 Christmas poem, What did you get for Christmas? The...

The Place In Which We Work

The Place In Which We Work

The Houses of Parliament We all see the place where we work very differently. At the end of another very long day, at 8.30 pm tonight, I was alone in the House of Lords cafeteria - where the wonderful (mainly Polish) staff were living out Napoleon‘s maxim that armies...

The World Must Not Forget Andy Li And The Hong Kong 12

The World Must Not Forget Andy Li And The Hong Kong 12

With Andy Li During The Hong Kong Elections In the U.K. Parliament I have again asked the U.K. Government what information they have on the wellbeing of the 12 young prodemocracy activists from Hong Kong, arrested by China. I asked whether the U.K. has asked China to...

Protecting, Respecting and Valuing Life –  from it’s very beginning. (Lord) Yehudi Menuhin, the renowned violinist once said he first learned his love of music in his mother’s womb. His mother was once told, “Madam, your womb is a veritable conservatoire.”

Protecting, Respecting and Valuing Life – from it’s very beginning. (Lord) Yehudi Menuhin, the renowned violinist once said he first learned his love of music in his mother’s womb. His mother was once told, “Madam, your womb is a veritable conservatoire.”

Yehudi Menuhin - Lord Menuhin Monday January 25th 2021Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB) My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Stroud, for raising this crucial issue. There are four amendments in this group, and I would like to speak to Amendments 15 and 172. Amendment...

UK Government says it is concerned by reports that “Eritrean troops have entered Ethiopian refugee camps in Tigray and forced a number of refugees to return to Eritrea”  and responds to reports of a mass killing  at the Mariam of Zion church in Aksum, Ethiopia. Meanwhile, (UNHCR) say that more than 58,000 refugees have fled into neighbouring countries to escape the conflict

UK Government says it is concerned by reports that “Eritrean troops have entered Ethiopian refugee camps in Tigray and forced a number of refugees to return to Eritrea” and responds to reports of a mass killing at the Mariam of Zion church in Aksum, Ethiopia. Meanwhile, (UNHCR) say that more than 58,000 refugees have fled into neighbouring countries to escape the conflict

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL11957): Question:To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to end the forced repatriation...

This week the new US Administration and the outgoing one said that the Uighurs are victims of genocide. As the UK Parliament considers again its Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill and Trade Bill, is it to be business as usual?  Read this time Line to Genocide In Xinjiang as Uyghurs are dragged through Dante’s Nine Concentric Circles of Hell

This week the new US Administration and the outgoing one said that the Uighurs are victims of genocide. As the UK Parliament considers again its Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill and Trade Bill, is it to be business as usual? Read this time Line to Genocide In Xinjiang as Uyghurs are dragged through Dante’s Nine Concentric Circles of Hell

Time Line of a Creeping Genocide – Concentric Circles of Hell- Building a Case in Parliament: 2008-2021 Lord Alton of Liverpool, extracts from some interventions in the UK Parliament: January 10 2008 There are over 100 million self-described Buddhists in China. They...