Heathrow expansion unlawful

During my time at City Hall and and subsequently, l have been involved in the campaign against Heathrow expansion. Including going to the Royal Courts of Justice several times but…

Internationalism in London

  One of the pleasures of being Chair of the Stop the War Coalition is being invited along to many of the diaspora communities events we have in Greater London. …

Sinophobia (anti-Chinese racism) raises its head again

My local newspaper the Westminster Extra highlights on its weekly front page this week the impact of the coronavirus scare on business in Chinatown, a more than 50 per cent…

London Labour 2020 – Some ideas for the manifesto

At the Sadiq for London 2020 London Policy Forum in Kings Cross, l put up some of my ideas for the Manifesto in the various sessions l attended during the…

Grenfell immunity – just not on!

After listening to the deliberations of yesterday in the morning session of the Grenfell Inquiry on the case for and against the immunity of prosecution of corporate witnesses (on an…

Global Day of Action against the CAA

I was glad to join the Global Day of Action against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act brought by the BJP in India today in London, as chair of Stop the War…

Bakerloo line extension – How to fund it?

I am completely signed up to the extension of the Bakerloo line beyond Elephant & Castle to Lewisham and even further but l also think we need to upgrade the…

The way forward – Closer ties with Bangladesh on Climate Change

On my annual trips to Bangladesh, it is indeed booming as the ADB (Asian Development Bank) estimates a growth rate of 8 per cent next year illustrates well though there…

The Trump Card

While the focus has been on Russian interference in British politics, we should not forget the interventions of the President of the United States, Donald Trump. As soon as the…

Success of the first Rail Clean Air Zone

One of my pleasures in my neighbourhood, is walking daily through Marylebone station. Its easily the most pleasant terminus stations in London. What makes it even more enjoyable to walk…