POLICING AT THE G20 LONDON SUMMIT

It was good to see London acting as a venue and host on the international stage to world leaders at the G20 London Summit, which marked the latest stage in…

SRI LANKA: ONLY A POLITICAL SOLUTION CAN BRING PEACE

The protests by Tamil demonstrators at Parliament Square this week have had the effect of at last drawing the media’s attention to the appalling plight of Tamil civilians caught behind…

LONDON IN MULTIPLE IDENTITIES

I have commented on the issue of identities before on this blog, for example in connection with Sikh girl Sarika Watkins-Singh’s successful court case over her right to wear a…

G20 LONDON SUMMIT: WORKING FOR THE YANKEE DOLLAR

In my last blog l suggested that the most important meeting to be held during the G20 London Summit would be the G2 meeting for the first time between US…

G20 LONDON SUMMIT: JOBS, JUSTICE AND CLIMATE, NOT NEO-LIBERALISM

Boris Johnson demonstrated his neo-liberal credentials once again in his latest Daily Telegraph column by suggesting that the slogan for the G20 protestors (or “the G20 mob” as he prefers…

Mayor’s attitude to the environment – slash and burn, then slash some more

Londonwide Assembly Member Murad Qureshi, has slammed the Mayor’s decision to all but halve his Environment team at City Hall – thus undermining the Authority’s strategic role in combating climate…

Cricket boost to London tourism

London best placed to help Cricket’s Indian Premier League Twenty20

INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE COMING TO LONDON?

Because of security concerns following the terror attack against the Sir Lankan cricket team in Lahore last month, one of the most lucrative sports franchises, the Indian Premier League (IPL)…

THE AGE OF STUPID: A FILM FOR OUR TIME

Last night l attended a showing of The Age of Stupid at the Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn. The film comes out at an important time – before the G20 Summit in…

Unhealthy private airport monopoly ended around London

Londonwide Assembly Member and London Assembly representative on the Heathrow Airport Consultative Committee (HACC) Murad Qureshi, has welcomed today’s announcement from the Competition Commission compelling BAA to sell off both…