On Friday I was delighted to show a group of MPs from across the Commonwealth something of our area. Andre Fortin, a Canadian MP from Quebec, (standing, left) Wilson Duncan from St Helena, Abdikadir Ore Ahmed, who represents a seat in north-eastern Kenya and Helena Pik-Wan Wong from Hong Kong joined me for most of the morning. Read more below. Continue reading
Tucked away in the Chadswell block of flats just South of Camden Town Hall is a centre that is important to many in this lively community. It is the Chadswell Health Living Centre. A large, cheerful room is used for a range of activities aimed at the Bangladeshi, Somali and Chinese communities. I was happy to visit at their invitation last Friday, with Councilors Abdul Hai and Sally Gimson. (continue reading below) Continue reading
I have written for The Guardian about why I will be voting against airstrikes in Syria when the Prime Minister calls a vote this week. Read the article here.
Last Saturday I was in Oxford to deliver the Blackstone lecture at Pembroke College. I chose to focus on whether Britain should remain part of the European Court of Human Rights. My answer – particularly in the light of the terrorist attacks in Paris and across the rest of the world – is a clear and unequivocal yes. Below you can read my full argument, which I hope you find interesting. Continue reading
I was delighted to be asked by Jane Gordon of Sisters for Change to meet a delegation of Indian women who are in the UK to look at our policies and practices in this area. They were keen to have an interchange about some of the changes I was able to institute while I was the Director of Public Prosecutions. (Read more below). Continue reading