MITTAL, the steel tycoon, was a generous donor to the Labour Party when
Tony Blair was prime minister – there was one payment of £125,000 and
two of £2 million each.
"I believe that the Labour party has made a significant
and very positive impact on the overall prosperity of the United
Kingdom since it came to office in 1997," said Mittal, justifying the
RABINDER SINGH QC has a pioneering CV
and is continuing to break down barriers 22 years after entering the
legal profession. In October, he became the first Sikh High Court judge
after being sworn in at the Royal Courts of Justice. Singh, who was
born in Delhi, became only the second lawyer from an ethnic minority
background to be promoted to the senior level of the judiciary.
MEERA SYAL is that
rare breed: able to exceed in almost any function she chooses. Whether
it's acting, her first love, writing, award-winning no less, or comedy,
in which she first established herself in the national consciousness,
she possesses an abundance of talents and a range, still the envy of
many. And to cap it all off, she also has an MBE, awarded in 1997.