Committee “carve up” not good news for Grenfell & Cladding scandal

After looking at last week’s “carve up” of Committee positions at the London Assembly more closely, the one that causes most alarm for me is what happen to the Fire,Resilience…

Petrol stations going Green?

In the whole of Greater London we have 531 petrol stations in 2020 when we had 551 in 2017 a breakdown of which by borough can be found below. Now…

Westminster cladding victims have just one choice

As the scaffolding goes up on the cladded blocks in the City of Westminster for those caught in the cladding scandal, their face a plain choice in the forthcoming London…

From Brick lane to Shadwell

After campaigning yesterday for the London Elections on 6th of May, it was quite clear to me that the centre of the Bangladeshi community in Tower Hamlets has moved from…

Fatal stabbings in Paddington – where are we going?

I regularly went past the flowers & candles that lie at the place Ahmed Meker was fatally stabbed in Paddington Green. May he rest in peace, his family get justice…

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…

Myanmar crisis not another Syria

I have got to disagree with Simon Tisdall suggestion in the Observer that Myanmar is the new Syria as the rising violence threatens a repeat tragedy. A much better parallel…

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…