Category Archives: News

Americanisation of football just won’t do

Some of us stopped Murdoch getting his hands on United over 20 years ago but this americanisation of European football is one step too far.  With the raging over European…

End of the American Dream for the family

We lost our youngest uncle in Texas a month ago – Saleem Quraishi – one of over 500,000 Americans who died to coronavirus and the complete negligence of US government…

Lest we forget – family Martyrs of Bangladesh liberation War

I write this piece knowing that if my father was still alive he would be bemoaning the killing of his beloved cousins on this 50th anniversary.  50 years ago on…

West Central in London has lowest vaccination rates – why ?

The Metro newspaper released last night the latest vaccination rates for the over 60s in parliamentary constituencies across the UK noting that top 10 lowest are all in London. Four…

Yemenis – what have they done to us?

l agree with your editorial in the Evening Standard (1st of March 2020) “Don’t cut Yemen Aid” but they  neglect to mention the government maintaining its arms sales in the…

Bus dispute on the Bush

  You should have noticed bus routes 70, 72, C1, 24-hour routes 94 and 148 and night route N72, have not been operating in West Central for the last three…

Celebrating London’s linguistic diversity – 21st February

I agree with the sentiment of Melanie McDonagh that “Languages mustn’t become the preserve of the rich” (4th Feb 2021) in the Evening Standard recently but the reality is many more…

Myanmar coup an existential threat to the Rohingya’s

While we all support the return of democracy in Myanmar, condemn the military coup on the 1st of February and stand with those resisting the military action on the streets,…

How to Hide an Empire by Daniel Immerwahr – Book Review

This is a book l have been meaning to read since it was published last March in hardback and is now available in paperback. And after reading the 22 brisk…

Maida Vale Tube exit not opening during COVID pandemic

During the second lockdown l renewed calls for Transport for London (TfL) to re-open a long-closed exit at Maida Vale Tube in order to allow for increased social distancing at…