Unmesh Desai: British Bangladeshi community is important part of the East End

High Commissioner Saida Muna Tasneem calls for wider celebration of Bangladesh 50th anniversary

High Commissioner Saida Muna Tasneem calls for wider celebration of Bangladesh 50th anniversary - Credit: Bangladesh High Commission (inset) and Google

I was honoured to attend the High Commission’s online celebration marking the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence.

The British Bangladeshi community is an important part of the East End, and enriches our political, economic, social and civic life every day. I look forward to another 50 years and more of friendship between Bangladesh and the UK.

Unmesh Desa will be monitoring the implementation of the new Policing Action Plan.

Unmesh Desa was moved by the Bethnal Green vigil for Sarah Everard - Credit: City Hall

I found the images of the Bethnal Green vigil organised in memory of Sarah Everard very moving. They stand in contrast to the scenes from Clapham Common, which I have questioned the Met about.

I’m sure you’re aware that the London elections for the assembly and the mayor of London will take place on May 6. I encourage everyone to register for a postal vote, so you can be sure of voting, wherever things are with Covid-19 in May.

You can do that through the council website. Please make sure you have your say on how London is governed.

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