Tag Archive for Commonwealth

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

Lord Hylton

Britain will be the host for this meeting in London and at Windsor during the week of April 16, 2018.  The overall theme will be “Towards a Common Future”. I believe there should be discussion followed by positive action on the following themes: 1:  India and Pakistan:  There is an urgent need for détente with…

Kwibuka20 – Remembering Genocide

Lord McConnell

I attended a moving and powerful Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony yesterday. This annual event provides a focal point around the world to remember the horrors of Auschwitz, Kristallnacht and the March of Death. Holocaust Memorial Day events also recall the genocides since: Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur. Survivors spoke of their losses, and of their…

Celebrating Commonwealth designers at London Fashion week

Baroness Valentine

I am looking forward to attending “Splendours of the Commonwealth”, (www.splendoursofthecommonwealth.com) on September 12th at the May Fair hotel. It’s a catwalk show, celebrating talented fashion designers and models from the Commonwealth as part of London Fashion Week.  London Fashion Week has grown to become one of the big four global fashion trade shows, promoting…

A very great Aussie

Baroness Deech

 The death has just been announced of Sir Zelman Cowen, former Governor General of Australia, former Vice-Chancellor, former Provost of Oriel College Oxford, great constitutional lawyer and historian; widely regarded as a man of the utmost integrity, intellect and kindliness, no one had a bad word to say about him.  I met him when he…

Multiculturism

Lord Soley

I would like to think there is a straight forward explanation for the alienation of some of our young people whose family origins are from other countries/cultures but I’m not too sure. Saying multiculturalism has failed raises more question then it answers. I have never been too sure what multiculturalism is. Does it mean allowing…