Those prepared to stand up to “arbitrary authority or witless mass opinion” enrich public life, and we should celebrate them.
I believe that it is important that such figures be recognised and that is why I decided to establish the “Contrarian Prize” which is now entering its second year.
The writer has stood twice as a Conservative Parliamentary Candidate. He warns that last week's Question Time will boost the BNP. Many people believe last week’s Question Time debate was a fiasco. It was. When will the inept, self-serving, political class wake up and smell the coffee? The BNP gained close to a million votes […]
Ali Miraj has served as a Councillor, is a two-time parliamentary candidate and was a Board Member of two of the Conservative Party's policy commissions. He has been a governor of two schools. What hope does a child from an inner city comprehensive have of becoming a British Sonia Sotomayor – the first Hispanic justice […]
Ali Miraj has stood for Parliament twice (and questioned why he found it difficult to find a safe seat) and has been a broadcaster for the Islam Channel. He says it’s time that we face up to some home truths about why Britain’s white working class feels so alienated before it’s too late. “Stop the […]
Ali Miraj, who has written controversially in the past, has been quoted on BBC Online accusing David Cameron of being obsessed with PR. His intervention – in which he attacks those who want Cameron ousted – brought a swift response from a source close to the Conservative leader. The source told ConservativeHome that Ali had […]
Ali was Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Aberavon in 2001 and Watford 2005. He is a board member of the Conservative Party’s Policy Commission on International and National Security. Jack Straw is no fool. He knew exactly what he was doing when he stated that he had requested Muslim women coming to his surgery to remove […]