CHINA – THE NEW EMERGING SPORTING SUPERPOWER

Well, the rain l was praying for certainly came down on Sunday night in a big way. I had not seen such a torrential downpour of rain for some time….

BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 – 1ST IMPRESSIONS

I arrived to a very hazy and humid Beijing on the day that China’s “coming-out ” party begins, wishing for some rain to break, as l meet up with some…

JOHNSON SHOWS TRUE COLOURS ON AFFORDABLE HOMES

This week we learned that Boris Johnson has failed to intervene in a bid by Hammersmith and Fulham council to scrap all the proposed rented social housing units from a…

SIKH GIRL’S VICTORY POINTS TO MULTIPLE IDENTITIES

  Whatever your view on the outcome of the Sikh girl Sarika Watkins-Singh’s court case to win her right to wear a Sikh bangle to school, what l found most poignant about the matter…

CHURCH STREET BY-ELECTION – 24th July 2008

The by-election in Church St Ward on the 24th of July called after the untimely death of Councillor Tony Mothersdale, saw for the first time in living memory a Tory…

MAYOR JOHNSON’S SPORTING DELUSIONS

Having read Mayor Johnson’s columns in the Telegraph over the past few weeks, its quite apparent to me that he’s a frustrated sports commentator – which is no bad thing. And the veiled…

FOOTBALL – THE NEW RELIGION ?

  As another thrilling football tournament comes to an end with the pre-tournament favourite Spain winning Euro 2008 last night, many of us will have withdrawal symptoms in the pubs…

Save Holland Park School Playing Field!

Murad’s statement in support of Tony Benn’s criticism of Kensington and Chelsea’s plans to sell of the Playing Fields at Holland Park School.

SOS Bangladesh @ European Parliament

This month l went to the European Parliament to take part in a session on ‘SOS Bangladesh’, covering the human rights issues of the present political impasse and the impact…

Donegan vs. Shiekh Mohammed El-Salamouni

Last week I was at Southwark Crown Court to observe the harrowing trial of Brian Donegan who last August launched a vicious unprovoked attack on the Imam of Regents Park…