Labour Party’s policies reason for its popularity: Miliband

LONDON: Addressing an Eid Milan Party hosted by British Muslim Friends of Labour, the leader of opposition and Labour Party head, Ed Miliband has said that due to its policies Labour Party is living in hearts of all communities. “The Labour Party policies on one sde suits rich of the country while on the other hand these policies are beneficial for poor and middle-class as well”.
“Either it is Eid, Christmass or any other religion festival, Labour Party provides all communities a chance to sit together and celebrate the festivals together, b ecause this party is bouque of members from all communities”, Miliband said while addressing the gathering. Tower Hamlets MP, Rushanara Ali, Chair of Muslim Friends of Labour, Khalid Mahmood MP and new Prospective Parliamentary Candidates Tulip Siddiq and Rupa Huq. Other MPs in attendance were Keith Vaz, Shabana Mahmood, Gavin Shuker, Meg Hillier, Jim Fitzpatrick, Stephen Timms, Seema Maholtra and Labour Party General Secretary, Ian McNichol.
Congratulating British Muslims on the occasion of Eidul Azha, Miliband said Eid is festival of happiness while Eidul Azha is festival of sacrifices.
As British Muslims come together to celebrate their faith with loved ones over this special period, let us all reflect on the sacrifices that are made by so many, and the importance of coming together to support each other in a community based on peace, justice and compassion”, he said, adding, “I would like to pay tribute to British Muslims for the contributions they make to our communities, our economy and our way of life. Through their community work and charity we see British Muslims living out the values which are also at the heart of the Labour party: the value of community, the conviction that we can achieve more together than we do alone, and the belief that we must look after each other”.
“Come forward that we all with joint efforts will make Britain a great country, which can help poor and under-developed countries.
“Outline plans for the proposal were tabled at Labour’s party conference this autumn for IT,  schools, colleges and employers to produce clear recommendations before the next election to address Britain’s skills gap in IT”, Miliband said, adding that David Cameron talked a lot about the global race. But the truth is that he is letting down Britain’s businesses and our young people. IT apprenticeships have fallen from 18,520 to 13,750 in the last year alone, leaving businesses having to recruit workers from abroad.
Ed Miliband paod tributes to Chairman British Muslim friends of Labour Chaudhry Shaukat Ali, saying that Shaukat Ali played a great role in a meeting with Muslim community proffessionals. He also thanked Shadow Minister Sadiq Khan and Khalid Mehmood.
Shaukat Ali in his address said, On his behalf and on behald of British Muslim Friends of Labour, I would like to wish you and your families a belated Eid Mubarak”.
“We are here today to mark the occasion of Eid Ul Adha It celebrates an event that took place over 1000 years ago in the holy city of mecca It is a good moment to reflect what Eid means to everyone in this room” Shakat Ali said.
Also what occasions like this really mean to us Let us take this great occasion as a chance to reviving the spirit of kindness and bonding among us Young and old, rich and poor. Eid is a occasion of mercy love, goodness and blessing, Lets help the sad people, and help the weak and needy and tie the bonds of solidarity in our society, he said, adding taht he is thankful to the Ed Miliband and the Labour Party for organizing such a wonderful event here tonight to get all the muslim communities together and celebrate the joyous occasion of Eid.
An event like this helps us to do is make sure we are doing everything we can as a party to be as welcoming as possible to people from different faiths and different religions. Faith is so important in our country not because people without faith cant be generous and good citizens; of course they can, but faith is a tremendous help, it’s a tremendous guide, Now I would quickly like to touch on a bit politics, in reference to bedroom tax, Shaukat Ali said, adding that as Ed outlined in his email on Saturday there is no place for cruelty of the bedroom tax in Britain today, I salute Ed on his stance for pledging to repeal the bedroom tax when the next Labour government comes into power, It is very important to build a economy that works for all working people. and not just a privileged few.
He said that Labour always stands up for those who need it, support working people and speak out against powerful interest. “We must work hard as the general election is not so far, we must work locally within our communities not only is our campaign going to be run by local communities, but its going to be funded by the people. I urge everyone here today get your family and friends to join the Labour party and make donations to the Labour party election campaign. Lastly I would also like to thank everyone one of you for coming here tonight, Its because of you people that make events like this successful”, he added.