• 7th September 2017

    Garden Bridge – A bridge to far fo...

    A full investigation is required to find out why so much public money was wasted and make sure it never happens again but while the Garden Bridge is d...

Contrast in housing over festive break at Paddington Green

The two ends of the housing world can be illustrated well over this Christmas break at Paddington Green. While Crisis at Christmas are putting up 250 rough sleepers at City…

What’s in a name? – plenty!

Where is the Gate referred to in the name of the new development going up called West End Gate? Can the Marylebone flyover have been mistaken as a Gate by…

Aid is a tool of foreign policy

If nothing else the recent speech of Nikki Haley, US Ambassador at the UN, revealed the reality of aid giving by the developed world to the developing world. Its a…

More concrete mixers over weekends just not on!

Last Saturday afternoon l saw the impact of the huge works into the West End Gate development to local residents around Paddington Green.  As concert mixer after mixer lined up…

Trump is gifting Xi Jinping leadership of the World

l could not disagree more with Peter Frankopan analysis in the ES (15th of Dec) that the power struggle between Iran and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East will determine…

Exploding pavements still an issue in London

Recently l got a response from the Health & Safety Executive on the number of exploding pavements in London to my Freedom of Interest (FOI)  When l asked about the…

Geo-politics of the Rohingya’s plight

While the world has been rallied to the moral and humanitarian case to support the Rohingya’s in their flight from ethnic cleansing by the Myanmar state and their plight in…

Rule changes should be called Prideaux Amendments

Surprisingly the rule changes to the London Labour Party have not received much attention in the blogosphere, passed overwhelmingly by delegates welcoming this momentous change in the Party.  In all…

A Council Estate disappears

The Cricketer’s Estate built by the London Borough of St Marylebone in St John’s Wood must be the first old council estate now wholly owned privately by one individual including…

When were Lewisham & Streatham in Central London?

Out of all the motions submitted to the Labour London Regional Conference the one that is likely to draw least attention is the one increasing the representation of members on…