IPCC Report & flash flooding in London

  Flood warnings have been issued in London previously but the flash floods in West London and South West London in recent weeks still hit home hard. As forecasters warn…

Flooding in W9 again – Whats going on?

On the afternoon of the 12th of July, my family house was affected by the flash flooding at basement level and in the rear garden. This was not meant to…

1971 – A fateful year for the family

We left to settle down before the Dec 1970 General Elections in East Pakistan and had to come running back to the UK during the Bangladesh liberation War for our…

Westminster North carve up need new names

The Boundary Commission 2023 Review of Parliamentary Constituencies in London, may have given the London Region two more seats but it has well and truly curved up the Westminster North…

Foreign Policy making in UK’s multi-ethnic society

Bagehot last week ( 22nd May 2021 edition of the Economist ) suggests that a multi-ethnic society makes for more complicated when it should make for better foreign policy making;…

Diplomats,Londoners & outstanding congestion charge

  One of the major vehicle issues in Central London neighbourhoods like Marylebone is the parking of diplomat cars and many of them not paying the congestion charge after the…

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…