Category: Bangla


News: Diane Abbott joins BMENational member anniversary celebrations

BMENational member Bangla Housing Association last week celebrated 20 years of helping its local community. Bangla was formed in 1991 to help tackle overcrowding and poor housing conditions among London’s Bengali community. Today the association provides good quality affordable homes…

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Feature: Is the Big Society destroying the very things it’s meant to stand for?

My 84-year-old grandmother was rescued by the Big Society. Or was it the big state? Or was it the doctrine of state multiculturalism? Listen to her story and you tell me. Chau Yuk Sim arrived in Britain from Hong Kong…

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Comment: Breaking down barriers

On 5 February the English Defence League decided to march on Luton and voice their displeasure at the local Muslim community. On the same day, our prime minister was in Munich telling the world that multiculturalism in Britain had failed….

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Feature: The modern role of BME housing associations

Thumbing through the newsletters provided by England’s array of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) housing associations is like embarking on a whirlwind tour through the world’s most unique cultures. Resplendent with vibrant colours, the publications leap at the reader, full…

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