Category Archives: News

Crossrail being laughed at from afar

You did not have to go far to hear the rumours of the delays on the Crossrail works in Central London. The cafes and pubs around Paddington Railway Station have…

“Coach & horses” through London

The recent community concern over TfL investigating a move of . Victoria Coach Station to Royal Oak site highlights well how coach matters in London do not really have anyone…

Time for GLA blue plaques?

As a veteran of putting two blue plaques up in my neighbourhood – one for the second home of Lords and the other for Joe Strummer – it took a…

The Shamima Begum saga – a contrast

While Bangladeshis around the world were spending time to commemorate Language Martyrs Day on the 21st of February, we saw the UK consumed with whether Shamima Begum should be permitted back…

Demo’s outside auction of Housing Association homes

The two protests outside Mayfair auction houses in the past week are throwing light on what Housing Associations (HAs) are doing to their housing stock in Central London when becoming…

Too big a win for stability

Please find link to my first column for Chatham House.  https://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/twt/too-big-win-stability Thankfully the first General Election in Pakistan held in December 1970 was considered fair and conducted well, gave us…

TfL must tackle the noise

  From screeching along the platform and rattling residents living above and around tube lines with noise and vibrations, you can not get away from tube noise nuisance in Central…

The Mother of Parliaments – You must be kidding!

With the continuing Brexit mess unfolding in the House of Commons, can people around the world see our parliament as the Mother of Parliaments ever again?  Since the beginning of the…

No to anti-semitic chanting as well

In the FT Weekend (15/16th December ) column by Sunder Katwala he argued “English Football & Society have to dig deeper to root out racism” but we should not also…

Taxis ranks for new Oxford St district

With Crossrail indefinitely delayed it gives us an opportunity on making some improvements to Oxford St which have not really been taken on board, in response to the Council’s proposals ….