Increase diesel taxes to help save lives

While Justine Thornton QC ( Why Brexit poses a serious threat to the health of our children – 6th September 2016 ) may argue for a new Clear Air Act…

Whats the government doing to drive us away from diesel?

With the New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman accusing VW of “wilful and systematic” use of emission cheating devices in their diesel cars; Australia also pursuing now a similar path this…

Landmark Air Quality conference addresses global air pollution crisis

With air pollution now a global environmental and health crisis, experts from around the world meet in Busan, South Korea recently in a joint meeting of two of the leading…

What about permanent home for @Olympics ?

As your Big Read article suggests but does not quite conclude, the trouble with the Olympic Games is that they need a permanent home (“The high price of Olympic glory”,…

NIGHT TUBE – Noise complaints around the tube

Last night at a consultation meeting with residents of Baker Street tube station & TfL took place at their offices behind the station, to discuss tube noise issues. The above…

Air pollution crisis at City of Westminster schools

In the Mayor’s of London lists of 440 schools breaching EU toxic air limits, City of Westminster schools feature strongly with 6 of the top 10 primary schools with the…

Highest residential densities in the UK

Latest figures from Census 2011 calculated by my colleague Cllr David Boothroyd shows that that the City of Westminster has some of the most densely packed wards in the United…

Running to Ali

When my father passed away in 2009 ( late Cllr Mushtaq Qureshi), I said the only other funeral I would want to be at would be Muhammad Ali’s one. So,…

EU Referendum Debate in Marylebone

Here’s my speech on the night I am not going to offer doom & gloom as the PM & the Chancellor with a third world war or a depression coming…

Clean air for all -18th Sustainable Development Goal?

The new WHO data shed light on the severity of the air pollution problem globally is it not time to have an 18th sustainable development goal, clean air for all. …