Conservatives should be careful not to assume that all Hindus are Thatcherites in waiting. Some regard standing up to Modi, and keeping his anti-Muslim politics out of Britain, as much more important.
It at least gives hope that, after the chaos and corruption of the last decade, some limited change and political accountability might at last be possible.
One of my seasonal wishes is for the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) to include people from such religious minority groups.
You should not have to risk your life in a small boat. You should be able to apply at a British embassy and arrive on a plane.
This old-style socialist turns out to be much more of a small-c conservative than his many critics are willing to admit.
The role of the Duke of Wellington and Robert Peel in bringing about Catholic emancipation in this country provides strong foundations.
The country is the biggest recipient of British overseas support. We have a duty to use our influence to curb these barbaric practices.
The greater the incentives for people traffickers, the more lives will be lost. The Australian approach is morally right.
Criminal behaviour under the new law would be based on offence caused, rather than intended – a significant difference to England and Wales.
The UK’s role is limited, as we will not and cannot put our own people into this theatre – but we must do what we can.
The real risk of all this is that it gets praised – but is then quietly filed away. What needs to happen is a change of Foreign Office culture.
Despite only a short democratic history, the world’s largest Muslim nation could be a powerful force for pluralism and tolerance.
The Foreign Secretary had already impressed me with his focus on human rights. Now he has created new hope for Christians around the world.
The former Chief Rabbi felt he had to speak up against the Labour leader for “legitimising the public expression of hate”.
I hope that, one day, it is no longer just an autonomous region in Iraq, but gets the independence it deserves.