TWENTY20 FOR LONDON OLYMPICS 2012?

Last Sunday, on a glorious evening at Lords, with its new floodlights and its immediate neighbourhood brought alive in manner that is not customary in St John’s Wood, we saw…

High cost of Mayor’s low carbon report revealed

London Assembly Member, Murad Qureshi, has expressed his shock as the huge cost of Boris Johnson’s latest environmental failure was revealed. New figures reveal that a report by consultants Ernst…

OBAMA’S CAIRO SPEECH

Last Thursday I went to the US Embassy as invited guest to listen to Barack Obama’s Cairo address. And I came out mightily impressed by the depth and scope of…

WE CAME, WE SAW, WE SURRENDERED

Having returned from the Champions League final in Rome, l won’t dwell on the football too much, just to say that we didn’t seem to know how to respond after…

MAYOR AND DEFRA SET FOR AIR QUALITY SHOWDOWN

During the same week that London Mayor Boris Johnson celebrated his first anniversary at City Hall, a report from the environment committee of the London Assembly, appropriately entitled Every Breath…

Murad and petitioners to pull Mayor’s chain on Notting Hill Gate loos

Londonwide Labour Assembly Member Murad Qureshi AM is to present a petition to the Mayor from disgruntled Notting Hill Gate residents demanding that the abandoned tube station toilets are brought…

THE KILLING OF KELSO COCHRANE

This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the murder of Kelso Cochrane. Two commemorative events were held, an unofficial one at Kelso’s graveside in Kensal Green Cemetery and the other…

Mayor’s words will not make London greener

Labour on the London Assembly have welcomed the Mayor’s desire to make London the cleanest and greenest city on earth, but warn to look at his actions – not just listen…

LOW CARBON ECONOMY: THE NEW HOLY GRAIL

The creation of a “low carbon” economy that will provide jobs and clean up industry is now a crucial policy objective for countries trying to spend their way out of…

BORIS: PROGRESSIVE IMAGE IS JUST SPIN

During last year’s London mayoral election, Ken Livingstone argued that underneath Boris Johnson’s affable, buffoonish persona there was a hardline right-winger. Johnson’s writings for the Tory press over the years…