10 Low Carbon Zones – a good start but not enough to tackle climate change

Murad Qureshi AM, Labour’s environment spokesman on the London Assembly, has welcomed the Mayor of London’s new "Low Carbon Zones" but has expressed concern that the policy needs to reach…

‘Every Breath You Take’ report � Murad Qureshi calls for clean air by 2012

Murad Qureshi AM, vice-chair of the London Assembly Environment Committee has set the Mayor a challenge � to ensure London�s air is clean in time for the 2012 Olympics.   Speaking…

Freight less fraught for Thames’ ‘forgotten highway’

Allowing commuter services and Oyster Pre-Pay on the Thames may be an attractive and interesting idea to promote the use of river transport but the rethink should not stop there,…

INDIAN ELECTION 2009

The Indian election will be an impressive spectacle, with 543 parliamentary seats and 4,145 assembly seats being contested in a rolling poll over four weeks from the 16th of April…

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…