Wednesday, 29 September 2004
Tonight is the night of forgiveness in Islam. It is called Shab e raat, the Muslims will stay awake tonight to remember Allah (SWT) and ask for forgiveness for our sins. This night is 15 days before Ramadan the month of fasting begins.
At the weekend I am attending the PCS Black Members Seminar in London, so will not post blog until next week.
Monday, 27 September 2004
The Labour Party conference got under way yesterday, it is clear they see the ‘Liberal Democrats’ as a credible threat, hence the reason why cabinet ministers were attacking the Lib Dems. You know the Lib Dems have it right when the Tories and labour turn their fire on them. I hope the country joins the Lib Dems in the battle to change Britain.
Friday, 24 September 2004
Next weekend I am in London attending the PCS Black Members Seminar, this is the Civil Service trade union gathering for Ethnic Minority staff. This is my second time I am attending the event. I hope to build on the success of the united against fascism campaign last year and working to challenge racism and bigotry wherever it raises its ugly head.
This labour government deserves praise for its work on equality and diversity. The government ordered the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, brought upto date race legislation, the publication of the Race Equality Scheme and the diversity legislation in the field of equality.
Have a good weekend all.
Thursday, 23 September 2004
Let’s hope that things do get better for all our sakes. Well done to the Liberal Democrats for a fantastic conference, onwards and upwards.
Wednesday, 22 September 2004
Tuesday, 21 September 2004
The pro hunting lobby claim civil liberties and their freedom is being eroded, all I can say is where were the lobby when Iraq was illegally invaded, where were they when Stephen Lawrence was murdered, where were they when the rights of justice were taken away from innocent people prisoned in Camp Delta. It smacks of double standards that the pro hunting lobby claim a ban on hunting infringes their human rights. We need to understand that the group needs to make a better case if those of us who are keen human right campaigners will make the time to listen to their case.
Well done to the government for introducing this bill and MPs should stand firm against the unelected House of Lords. Great result for Manchester United against Liverpool last night, it ended 2-1 to Man Utd, good to see Rio Ferdinand back and on form. Lets hope this is the beginning of the revival watch out Arsenal and Chelsea.
Monday, 6 September 2004
To start with, I have to register my disgust at the siege at the Russian school. As a father I was only watching in horror as the siege took hold, there are many questions left to answer and it is time the Russians learnt that you cannot solve the recent crisis by military means, my heart goes out to all the victims and their friends and family in this distressful time.
The recent announcement that Simon Hughes MP was elected as President of the Liberal Democrats was fantastic news, he is good for the party and British politics.
Work is well, just waiting t begin the work and then we will be really busy.
Wednesday, 1 September 2004
One thing I forgot to tell you is I support Manchester United football team; it has been a bad start to the season, players off injured or ill. Not a good way to start, five matches in we’re 5 points behind Arsenal and Chelsea, lets hope it gets better. Glad today Wayne Rooney is coming to United, cannot wait to see him.
Work is very demanding; I am in the process of ensuring that the Department’s Race equality Scheme is implemented successfully. Some good news the Department I work for has achieved 4th place out of the 10 best Public sector organisations in the Race for Opportunity Benchmarking, I believe we are a market leading and setting the standards for others to follow.
I have great pride in working for my employer and hope we get a decent pay rise.