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…

Yemenis – what have they done to us?

l agree with your editorial in the Evening Standard (1st of March 2020) “Don’t cut Yemen Aid” but they  neglect to mention the government maintaining its arms sales in the…

Bus dispute on the Bush

  You should have noticed bus routes 70, 72, C1, 24-hour routes 94 and 148 and night route N72, have not been operating in West Central for the last three…

Celebrating London’s linguistic diversity – 21st February

I agree with the sentiment of Melanie McDonagh that “Languages mustn’t become the preserve of the rich” (4th Feb 2021) in the Evening Standard recently but the reality is many more…

Myanmar coup an existential threat to the Rohingya’s

While we all support the return of democracy in Myanmar, condemn the military coup on the 1st of February and stand with those resisting the military action on the streets,…

How to Hide an Empire by Daniel Immerwahr – Book Review

This is a book l have been meaning to read since it was published last March in hardback and is now available in paperback. And after reading the 22 brisk…

Birds of a feather in Central London

In recent times it has become not unusual to see seagulls and parakeets in the sky’s of Central London feeding off the goodies available. In Hyde Park when people offer…

Maida Vale Tube exit not opening during COVID pandemic

During the second lockdown l renewed calls for Transport for London (TfL) to re-open a long-closed exit at Maida Vale Tube in order to allow for increased social distancing at…

A bridge too far…..

The Hammersmith bridge saga, makes you wonder who owns and runs all the bridges in London. Well there are 25 Thames bridges crossings that are the responsibility of TfL and…