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  • Hello Tuesday August 09th, 2011: Hello, Welcome to my new website. This is the new blog. I will be making frequent  updates and keeping you informed of some of  my activities. The new site also contains an archive ...
  • The Equality Act is one year old today Sunday October 17th, 2010: The Equality Act is one year old today, having been taken through the House of Commons by Vera shortly before the last General Election. Read Karon Monaghan’s piece on it from ...
  • The anti-human rights obsession of Theresa and the Tories Sunday October 17th, 2010: That our blessed Home Secretary can be applauded for proclaiming that human rights won’t let us deport a pet owner shows the Tories’ amazing gullibility to myths about foreigners. Xenophobia ...
  • Maiden speech as an MP – July 2001 Monday July 09th, 2001: Below is a copy of Vera Baird’s maiden speech made in the Houses of Parliament on 9th July 2001. In it you she talks about thoughts on her predecessor Mo ...