Articles by Rushanara Ali MP
Rushanara Ali MP is member of parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow

Tackling the race pay gap

Rushanara Ali MP  |  9 August 2017

Government must take action to narrow the gulf between the earnings of ethnic minority Britons and their white British neighbours, argues Rushanara Ali MP On Monday, the Resolution Foundation published research that laid bare the shocking inequality in the household incomes between ethnic minority families and their white British counterparts. To be a member of a Pakistani, Indian, …

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The Myth of Meritocracy: Why Working Class Kids Still Get Working Class Jobs

Rushanara Ali MP  |  16 June 2016

When Michael Young coined the word ‘meritocracy’ in 1958, it was to describe a dystopian society stratified, not by class, but by intelligence tests and academic attainment. It was written as satire and meant as a warning. It was a dig at the contemporary education system, which separated the elite from the masses by means of an examination …

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Youth is the solution, not the problem

Rushanara Ali MP  |  23 May 2012

At a time of high unemployment and almost no growth, young people face huge challenges as they try and go on to higher education and employment.  Many of these young people are ambitious and have the talent to go on to do great things but they need the support to get there. With almost three …

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Homes alone

Rushanara Ali MP  |  1 October 2007

Housing is likely to continue to be a flashpoint for Labour’s traditional communities

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