HOW TO MAKE CITIES LEAD FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

Cities are now the center stage in the battle against climate change, contributing as they do about 75 percent of carbon dioxide (C02) emissions across the globe. This at a…

BANKERS OF THE OLYMPICS

Yesterday we had the Olympic officials in front of the London Assembly to update us on progress towards the 2012 Olympic Games. Brian Coleman and myself took the opportunity to…

‘Boris Island’ throws Tory airport plans into chaos

Labour’s environment spokesman on the London Assembly, Murad Qureshi, has called on the Tories to come clean about their aviation plans after a report for Boris Johnson said his idea…

Mayor’s poor leadership ‘could harm Londoners’ health’

Labour’s environment spokesman on the London Assembly, Murad Qureshi, has welcomed Boris Johnson’s u-turn on charging polluting vehicles to enter London, but has expressed anger at the unnecessary two-year delay…

BORIS, THE QUEEN VIC AND THE BBC

Now I’m not one for watching EastEnders (it’s enough to put you off living as, quite honestly, if that’s a reflection of real life who would want to live?). But…

Statement on Mayor’s EastEnders cameo

Ahead of Boris Johnson’s appearance on EastEnders this evening, Murad Qureshi, a Labour member of the London Assembly, said today: "The BBC should always be even-handed and consistent when dealing…

BARNBROOK FOUND GUILTY

The Standards Committee took the right decision in finding Richard Barnbrook guilty of bringing both the London Assembly and Barking & Dagenham Council into disrepute. Barnbrook’s claim that three murders…

Mayor and Local Authorities passing the buck around traffic accident hotspot

Murad Qureshi, London Assembly Member, calls upon the Mayor, Boris Johnson, to use his powers and act decisively to sort out a notorious accident hotspot. Murad said: "Westminster, Kensington and…

BAA to introduce mixed mode at Heathrow by the back door

BAA are due to introduce controversial mixed mode flight operations at Heathrow in the next few months, Murad Qureshi AM has learned. Murad Qureshi AM said: "When Geoff Hoon announced…

CO-OPERATION: THE WAY FORWARD

Last weekend l was in Edinburgh at the Co-op Party conference for the launch of its manifesto “A Co-operative Agenda for a Fourth Term” (pdf here). Now I have often thought…