Nominate the constituency’s best South Asian Restaurant

Nominate the constituency’s best South Asian Restaurant

I have been asked to nominate the best South Asian restaurant in our constituency for the Tiffin Cup – a competition organised by a cross party group of MPs to raise money to support a charity in India and to recognise the wealth of restaurants and different cultures in the UK.

If you have a favourite South Asian restaurant (Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani of Sri Lankan for instance) that you would like me to nominate please contact jrmpoffice@btinternet.com with your suggestions.

Digital Britain and apComms’ Journal

Digital Britain and apComms' Journal

Digital Britain and apComms’ Journal

One of the groups I chair in Parliament is apComms – the All Party Parliamentary Group on Communications. We recently produced a journal on the future of communications (Internet, mobile, television etc.) and I thought you might be interested in the following pieces on reform and delivering on the promise for a digital Britain from myself, and the Communications Minister Lord Carter. I have also published the full length interview on digital divide with the Digital Inclusion Minister Paul Murphy MP in the apComms section of the website.
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Open letter to the BBC

Open letter to the BBCSeveral people have written to me about the BBC’s refusal to broadcast the Disaster Emergency Committee’s appeal on behalf of a number of UK charities for aid for Gaza. I have signed the Commons EDM expressing my disappointment over this and have sent the following open letter to the Director General of the BBC:

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Newsletter January 2009

John Robertson

Newsletter January 2009

Gaza Crisis

Many people have written to me about the recent events in Gaza and I am sure that the ceasefire on both sides – though coming far later than it should have – will be a relief to everyone. There is an abject humanitarian crisis in Gaza which has suffered monumental loss of life and I fear this will only hinder prospects for a sustainable peace.

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Update 15th January