• Camden Council does Pride

    July 7, 2019 // 1 Comment

    IT was the kind of occasion where, now that it’s been done, you wonder why Camden Council hasn’t done it before. So congratulations to Georgia Gould for being the first Town Hall leader to enter the council into the Pride march through the streets of central London yesterday. I know [READ ON]
  • What is French for… bollocks?

    July 2, 2019 // 5 Comments

    Belsize councillor Luisa Porritt is in France for the opening of the EU Parliament where the Brexit Party arrived with Union Jacks - and the Lib Dems turned up in Bollocks To Brexit t-shirts [READ ON]
  • THE fallout from the Mayor’s inauguration ceremony continues with Labour’s chief whip Lazzaro Pietragnoli telling colleagues today that he is “truly and honestly shocked” by the anonymous attack on Maryam Eslamdoust over the cost of the celebration. Shocked may not be the obvious word given the often combative group relations among Labour councillors, but he also calls it "terrible behaviour". [READ ON]
  • Mayor of Camden Maryam Eslamdoust has sent a furious email from her maternity leave after an unnamed Labour councillor attacked the spending on her inauguration ceremony in the press. She said: "I feel doubly hurt that individuals from my own Group would use this period in my life as an opportunity to publicly bully me for matters outside of my control because it suits their political agenda." [READ ON]
  • Rory’s new friends

    June 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

    Conservative leadership candidate Rory Stewart’s tour of anywhere reached Hampstead Heath over the weekend, where he bumped into some of the locals. [READ ON]
  • No stampede to support Boris Johnson

    May 26, 2019 // 2 Comments

    BEFORE we get on to the European election results later tonight, a quick recap on the CNJ story published on Friday about who local Tories want to replace Theresa May as [READ ON]
  • Banging out Simon Ricketts

    May 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

    'CheersSimon' was trending last night was not just that he was a 'top bloke', although he clearly was, but also because people yearn for what Twitter was in earlier drafts, when somebody like Simon showed how you could join up the dots [READ ON]
  • Cheek puff of the week

    May 16, 2019 // 1 Comment

    Amid some predictable questions for Cressida Dick at City Hall this week, Sian Berry pitched in with a curveball [READ ON]

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  • The Lib Dem doorknock

    May 10, 2019 // 0 Comments

    LIB Dems in Camden were looking their happiest since the (pre-coalition) Cleggomania of 2010 after a whole pride of TV cameras and newspaper photographers arrived this [READ ON]
  • Dipped in blood

    May 4, 2019 // 0 Comments

    AFTER Ed Fordham’s local election win yesterday, see last post, there was another blast from the past when former Conservative councillor Laura Trott popped up as a [READ ON]
  • Ed Fordham brown shoes

    ‘I is a councillor’

    May 3, 2019 // 3 Comments

    THE local elections elsewhere in the country brings us a blast from them past: Liberal Democrat Ed Fordham has been elected as a councillor in Chesterfield.  He was part of [READ ON]
  • THE power table of ten Labour cabinet members running the Town Hall will remain unchanged, with all of Camden’s executive holding their places at last night’s [READ ON]
  • Labour AGM: Ranjit’s run for cabinet

    April 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

    Cabinet councillors all want to stay in their roles, but must fend off three challengers at the Labour group AGM next month [READ ON]
  • TUESDAY was a busy day for Conservative cabinet minister Penny Morduant who in the morning was taking students around House of Commons, then telling Theresa May once more [READ ON]
  • Sian Berry is a POINTLESS answer

    March 30, 2019 // 1 Comment

    POINTLESS is the popular BBC gameshow where contestants tackle questions with the aim of finding the most obscure correct answer. So what to make of Highgate councillor (and [READ ON]
  • Day One: When Theresa came to Hampstead

    March 27, 2019 // 1 Comment

    THERESA May announced today she will step down for the next phase of Brexit negotiations – wait, there’s a next phase?!? – as she pleaded with MPs to back her [READ ON]
  • STICKY times in neighbouring Haringey where it can be revealed one of the most senior Labour councillors at the Town Hall has quit Joe Ejiofor’s cabinet. Pat Berryman, [READ ON]
  • IT’S not just in our local Labour Party that stitch-up claims and conspiracy theories are being shared, although more of those later: the process to find a candidate to [READ ON]

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The ghost of Christmas future

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SALLY Rose White is the ghost of Christmas past. She haunts me, and others should feel the same; more so. Fifteen years ago, at Christmas time, the killer who ended her [READ ON]



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