Category Archives: Blog

BORIS, TORIES & THE BANKERS

Boris Johnson started the year by hitting Londoners with record public transport fare increases of up to 20 per cent on a single bus journey and 18 per cent on…

MUTINEERS, ASSASSINS & WAR CRIMINALS

It’s now a year since I went over to see the elections in Bangladesh which brought a civilian government back into power with a huge popular mandate. During its first…

BORIS PREACHING GREENERY @ COPENHAGEN

As often happens with the newly converted, Boris is now piously preaching to the rest of us on all matters green, for example in his latest Telegraph column on his way…

MUSLIM STATES AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Oil refinery in Qatar Speaking at a meeting of its Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation at Istanbul in November, Bangladeshi president Zillur Rahman called on the Organisation of…

QUEEN’S PARK BY-ELECTION, CITY OF WESTMINSTER

The immediate political consequence of the death of my father Mushtaq Qureshi, who was a serving Councillor for the Queen’s Park ward in the City of Westminster, was that a…