Mayor and Local Authorities passing the buck around traffic accident hotspot

Murad Qureshi, London Assembly Member, calls upon the Mayor, Boris Johnson, to use his powers and act decisively to sort out a notorious accident hotspot. Murad said: "Westminster, Kensington and…

BAA to introduce mixed mode at Heathrow by the back door

BAA are due to introduce controversial mixed mode flight operations at Heathrow in the next few months, Murad Qureshi AM has learned. Murad Qureshi AM said: "When Geoff Hoon announced…

CO-OPERATION: THE WAY FORWARD

Last weekend l was in Edinburgh at the Co-op Party conference for the launch of its manifesto “A Co-operative Agenda for a Fourth Term” (pdf here). Now I have often thought…

MY EXPECTATIONS FOR COPENHAGEN

Last Thursday evening I shared a platform with Lawrence Bloom, a leading light from the World Economic Forum, where I outlined my views about the forthcoming conference of the parties in…

Murad Qureshi AM stands down from Barnbrook hearing

London Assembly Member, Murad Qureshi, has announced that he is withdrawing from the Standards Sub-Committee that is considering a complaint against the British National Party’s London Assembly Member, Richard Barnbrook.  …

TORIES, TAXIS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Boris is right to suggest that government ministers should get out of their cars (Daily Telegraph, 31 August 2009), certainly in central London. But he’ll have more trouble persuading his…

Olympic Route Network – we need answers says Qureshi

London Assembly Labour Group environment spokesman Murad Qureshi has today called for answers on the impact of the Olympic Games on ordinary Londoners, amid fears that roads on the Olympic…

HOPE FOR FIRE SAFETY PLAN IN WAKE OF DEAN STREET

Following the fire in Dean Street on July 10, I wrote to the Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson in my capacity as a London Assembly representative on the London Fire and…

FLASH MOB TO CLEAN UP THE THAMES

This morning l put in some hard labour with another 100-odd volunteers cleaning up the Thames foreshore immediately below Craven Cottage (Fulham FC’s football ground) along the side of Bishop’s…

CONGESTION CHARGE DEBT – YES YOU CAN, PRESIDENT OBAMA!

With the recent publicity over the outstanding Congestion Charge payments due from embassies in London (see pdf document here), triggered by the arrival of the new US ambassador representing the…