LONDON CALLING FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE

Last week the London Assembly Environment Committee and Oxfam jointly organised a Climate Hearing at City Hall, where we heard for the first time from London’s traditional and diaspora communities about the…

SUN JOURNALISM AT ITS WORST

Today when scanning the front-page headlines in my local newsagent one in particular caught my eye, and it did not surprise me to see it on the front of the Sun: “We…

THE GOLAN HEIGHTS: THE FORGOTTEN SETTLEMENTS ISSUE

This is the text of the chapter I contributed to the Labour Friends of Palestine pamphlet, Stop Building Hatred. THE occupation of the West Bank is rightly seen as central to the…

Mayor ignores plea for safer crossing

Mayor Boris Johnson has refused to extend the pedestrian crossing time on the Marylebone Road, ignoring a petition signed by 318 people. Murad Qureshi AM, who lives locally, presented the…

BORIS AND THE ENVIRONMENT: WHEN WILL HE GET HIS ACT TOGETHER?

Oops – another environment report fails to appear on time Last week my office was informed that the Mayor’s draft Waste Management Strategy will not now be available for consultation…

WATCHING BORIS FROM THE RINGSIDE

As an Assembly Member I am accustomed to a close-up view of Boris at Mayor’s Question Time at City Hall, but I quite literally had a ringside seat for his appearance at the Mayor’s Cup boxing tournament…

MAIDA FLOODS: THAMES WATER HIDE BEHIND OFWAT

Over the past few years Maida Vale residents have suffered a spate of flooding in the W9 area. At the last Maida Vale Area Forum held in Paddington Academy on…

SAVE MONEY, SAVE THE PLANET

On the doorstep we often find that when climate change issues are brought up it goes over most people’s heads and they respond with glazed eyes. So it was with…

Murad Qureshi calls for Londonwide compost heap

Murad Qureshi AM, Labour’s environment spokesman on the London Assembly, has called for London’s autumn leaves to be used more strategically after it emerged that many of them are disposed…

Have the Mayor’s actions on air quality undermined Olympic bid?

Murad Qureshi, Labour’s environment spokesman on the London Assembly, has expressed concern that the city’s bid may have been undermined by Boris Johnson’s regressive environmental decisions. This follows comments from…