Archive for September 23rd, 2011

In memory of Barry Blandford

Yesterday I attended a memorial for former mayor Barry Blandford, who passed away in July.

It was a lovely event and well attended too.

Barry was widely respected for his commitment to public service.

And he is fondly remembered in the Bangladeshi community for his visit to Bangladesh in 1991 in the aftermath of the floods.

May he rest in peace.


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Rania on the radio

My colleague Councillor Rania Khan, cabinet member for Culture and longstanding feminist activist, had a brief slot on BBC London radio last night.

She’d been invited onto the show to debate the prosecution of two French women who’d broken the new law there which forbids women from wearing the full-face Islamic veil.

Rania, always a passionate advocate of a woman’s right to make her own choices, makes some salient points and the interview’s worth listening to – see below.

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Rania Khan on the radio.

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