WILDERS AND PHELPS – KEEP OUT THE PREACHERS OF HATE

It is rare that l find myself in agreement with my fellow London Assembly Member, Brian Coleman. However, on the general approach to hate preachers from abroad peddling their vile…

FROM LONDINIUM TO REYKJAVIK-ON-THAMES

London in recent times has been given various names by admirers and critics. Both the New York Times and the Economist have recently referred to London as Reykjavik-on-Thames, since like…

Boris island won’t get off the ground

Labour’s environmental spokesman on the London Assembly will tomorrow dismiss Boris Johnson’s proposal to build an airport in the Thames Estuary as a fantasy that will struggle to get off…

Boris’s bad news for Londoners’ health buried under foot of snow

Murad Qureshi, Labour’s environmental spokesman on the London Assembly, has criticised Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend phase three of London’s Low Emissions Zone as "fatally bad news" for public health….

RESIGNATION FROM BBC APPEALS ADVISORY COMMITTEE OVER GAZA APPEAL

Last night I received news of a friend’s resignation from the BBC Appeals Advisory Committee after he had seen the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Gaza crisis appeal, which was rejected by…

CHA WALLA HERO IN UK FILM HIT (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE)

After hearing so much about the film from friends, l decided to go and see Slumdog Millionaire. And boy was it a treat, fully living up to its word-of-mouth reputation….

HEATHROW – DECISION TIME

In the run-up to the GLA elections last year the London Assembly and its members across all the political parties adopted a resolution against the further expansion of Heathrow –…

LONDON’S LOST RIVER SECRETS

As chair of the London Waterways Commission (LWC) l have noticed that Londoners’ interest in their waterways has been greatly enhanced in recent times. You only have to look at…

Green500 – so much hot air?

Murad Qureshi AM, Labour’s London Assembly environment spokesperson, has called on Mayor Boris Johnson to ensure that business members of the Green500 initiative back up warm words with action to…

LABOUR POLITICIANS CALL FOR ACTION OVER GAZA

Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East have sent a letter to Foreign Secretary David Miliband calling for action to stop the killing of civilians in Gaza. I am…