#SpeakOut always and from the heart.

Delighted and was a huge privilage to be asked as a judge once more for the West Midlands regional final of the @SpeakersTrust and #AimhigherWM. 13 incredibly brave and talented students thrust on a stage to speak for up to three minutes on a topic of their choosing demonstrating the huge value of a wellContinue reading “#SpeakOut always and from the heart.”

Salisbury Gr- Petition to be Resurfaced

Many residents have contacted me asking me why Salisbury Grove is in such a terrible state of disrepair. The roads are managed by Birmingham City Council under a contract with KEIR. As your elected member I can- with your help- petition for certain roads to be looked at, but the decision ultimately rests with KEIRContinue reading “Salisbury Gr- Petition to be Resurfaced”

Lost in Translation? “你是中國人嗎?” 我是英國華人. “Are you Chinese?” Yes?

Responding to recent criticism and attacks directed to my friends and I, a misunderstanding has arisen with the term ‘Chinese’ when translated, especially when combined with political connotations of whether people who are ‘#Chinese’ are solely and exclusively from China. This shift and translational and cultural misunderstanding is starting to cause considerable tensions between, shallContinue reading “Lost in Translation? “你是中國人嗎?” 我是英國華人. “Are you Chinese?” Yes?”

Happy St. George’s Day!

Wishing everyone a happy St. George’s Day! Celebrating the date of his martyrdom where he died defending his Christian faith, St. George, slayer of Dragons, renowned for his bravery and strength, following the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, St. George’s Day became one of the most important feast days in the English calendar. ‘Cry GodContinue reading “Happy St. George’s Day!”

“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/20/hong-kong-jails-pro-democracy-activist-and-former-dj-for-uttering-seditious-words?CMP=share_btn_tw “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” Benjamin Franklin Tam Tak-chi was found guilty on 11 of 14 charges against him last month, including seven counts of “uttering seditious words”, the first person to be charged with sedition in Hong Kong under a pre 1997Continue reading ““Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech””

Birmingham Launch of YOU West Midlands

Alex was representing Birmingham City Council at the City’s launch of You Midlands, an initiative bringing together 11 youth organisations in uniform in the West Midlands offering young people opportunities to develop their full potential. These include Boys Brigade, Sea Cadets, Scouts, St Johns Ambulance, RAF Air Cadets, Army Cadets, Police Cadets others. The initiativeContinue reading “Birmingham Launch of YOU West Midlands”

Hong Kong Ready Churches

Delighted to be part of the Hong Kong Ready Churches across the UK supporting the some 100,000 HKers looking at moving to Britain taking advantage of the new BNO visa route opened by my Conservative Party and Government. More than 500 churches across the UK have responded to the call including my own in WalmleyContinue reading “Hong Kong Ready Churches”

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