Back in City Hall

As of this week, l am back at City Hall as an Assembly Member (AM) in the London Assembly again for a year, till the end of this extended term….

Is the UK doing enough to fight coronavirus?

After watching the very polished performance of the South Korean Foreign Minister, Kang Kyung-wha on how the Koreans are dealing with coronavirus yesterday morning on the BBC Marr Show, it…

Time for Workplace Parking Levy (WPL) in Westminster?

In my neighbourhood in Central London, early in the morning, you can often see many fancy cars going into the underground parking of office developments.  Their movements are unlikely to…

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…