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Salma Yaqoob defends British soldiers and innocent Afghan civilians against a war which has been irresponsibly and badly managed, left our troops with little protection, security and safety; and seems to have no end in sight.
Salma makes reference to Birmingham’s soldiers and their families, highlighting the concerns of wounded soldiers recovering at Selly Oak Hospital in her home city.
“I’m from Birmingham, we have Selly Oak Hospital there and I’m not surprised that more than half of the soldiers, when Gordon Brown visited in September, simply shut their curtains because they feel so let down and I think it’s an absolute disgrace that the Ministry of Defence is actually pursuing wounded soldiers in court to get back compensation; so the idea that you support them and value them is absolute nonsense.
“My issue though is why are we betraying the professionalism, bravery and commitment of our troops by sending them on an ill-conceived and doomed mission in the first place.”
BBC Question Time, the BBC’s premier political debate programme, was
broadcast from Wootton Bassett. The market town in Wiltshire has come into national focus for honouring those who have given their lives in the service of their country.
The panel included the former head of the British Army General Sir Richard Dannatt, the Minister of State for the Armed Forces Bill Rammall MP, the shadow foreign secretary William Hague MP, the former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown, the former newspaper editor Piers Morgan and the Respect Party’s Salma Yaqoob.
Date: Thursday 10th December 2009
Venue: Wootton Bassett School, Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire
‘Question Time’s bias on Afghanistan‘ – New Statesman, 11.12.09
Birmingham city councillor Salma Yaqoob, joined by Adrian Goldberg, Khalid Mahmood MP, John Hemming MP, Cllr Judy Foster, Chief Insp Adrian Atherley and Apache Indian, calls on the West Midlands Police to ban a march by far-right groups planned for September; following the violence erupted amidst an EDL – Casuals United demonstration on 8th August in the city.
Date: Sunday 23rd August 2009
Venue: Birmingham Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1.
City councillor for Birmingham Sparkbrook – Salma Yaqoob – appears on Brit Asia TV’s flagship socio-political community programme Broken Silence, presented by Sanyya Gardez. This week’s show addresses ‘Drugs and Gangs’.
Date: Tuesday 30th June 2009 | 9.00pm
Channel: Brit Asia TV, Sky channel 833 (UK)
Footage copyright and courtesy of Brit Asia TV Ltd.
West Midlands Respect activist Mark Anthony France and local pub landlord Gianni D’Anaello speak to Sky News in Bromsgrove about the MP’s expenses scandal, following the furore surrounding the expenses of their local Member of Parliament.
Worcestershire MP Julie Kirkbride is currently at the centre of a fresh expenses scandal which has reached right into the heart of the Conservative Party.
Ms Kirkbride had registered a property in her Bromsgrove constituency as her second home, allowing her to claim expenses on it, while her husband Andrew MacKay – the MP for Bracknell in Berkshire – had registered a property in London as his second home, allowing him to claim expenses on that one.
Mr MacKay quit as Mr Cameron’s policy adviser after it emerged the pair were both claiming for second homes despite sharing properties.
Mark France, a constituent who has independently been collecting signatures for Julie Kirkbride to resign, said:
“We got about 150 signatures in just three quarters of an hour and we’ve now set up a little group and we aim to collect 10,000 signatures in the next 10 days. We’ll present them to Rita Dent, Julie Kirkbride’s constituent secretary, on June 1st and we’re saying that Julie Kirkbride should resign. ”
When pressed by the reporter over whether he was using the recent events as an opportunity to promote the Respect party, Mark made it clear her was working independently of any party by responding:
“No, I’m a local lad who believes in justice, truth, decency and honesty. We have 1,200 people made redundant in the Bromsgrove area just in the past 3 months. There’s a lot of hardship, there’s a lot of people who are fidning that everything they’ve worked for is just collapsing around them and there’s a lot of anger and this is the last straw.”
The above interview was broadcast on Sky News on 16th May 2009.
City councillor for Birmingham Sparkbrook Salma Yaqoob attends the national March for Jobs – organised by Unite and held in Birmingham – and explains the importance of supporting the call for British jobs to be saved in the midst of a recession.
Date: Saturday 16th May 2009
Venue: March from Highfield Road (B15) to Centenary Square, Central Birmingham.