• One more sleep

    May 4, 2022 // 0 Comments

    ONE night to go ELECTION EVE SO here we go, election eve. Tomorrow, some people’s lives are going to change in a big, big way. Whether that’s the people of Camden is not for me to say, but things definitely won’t quite be the same for the individuals who have been brave/silly [...]
  • Those contract pledges

    May 3, 2022 // 0 Comments

    LABOUR are now odds on favourites with the bookmakers to take control of Barnet Council this week – and the excitement is getting the better of one or two of the [...]
  • He’s behind you

    May 3, 2022 // 0 Comments

    THE Tories are looking to gain seats in Primrose Hill now the ward has been split from Camden Town. The sitting Labour councillors chose to stand in the Camden Town and so PH [...]
  • Election daily: A little catch-up II

    May 3, 2022 // 0 Comments

    Two days to go STILL HERE OOF, no updates here since April 11 but at least the CNJ turned up to the hustings. Perhaps the quality of these elections could be summed up at the [...]
  • Election daily: A little catch-up

    April 11, 2022 // 0 Comments

    24 days to go NOT QUITE DAILY OK, so not so election daily, but that’s because it’s all got a little pacier with this election campaign and, folks, we’ve [...]
  • Election Daily: Deadline time

    April 4, 2022 // 0 Comments

    33 days to go FIRST IN THE Lib Dems had a manifesto launch over the weekend which I’d tell you all about if the first I’d heard of it wasn’t past pub time [...]
  • Election Daily: Hot drinks

    April 1, 2022 // 0 Comments

    37 days to go INDEPENDENT PHIL ANYBODY who wants to stand in the council elections is running out of time to get themselves on the ballot paper. Nominations close on Tuesday [...]
  • Election Daily: Corbyn at manifesto launch

    March 31, 2022 // 0 Comments

    35 days to go IN OR OUT ISLINGTON’S Labour Party has now released its council election manifesto too. It’s ‘Fairer, safer, greener’, as you asked. The [...]

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  • Election Daily: Hot takes

    March 30, 2022 // 0 Comments

    36 days to go NO MORE FRESH PRINCE IT’S a busy life for Ali Hassan-Ali who last week was angrily busting out of the Tory party, for whom he was meant to be standing as [...]
  • Election Daily: Odds-on favourites

    March 29, 2022 // 0 Comments

    37 days to go HI BARNET AT the 2018 council elections there was talk of all sorts of possibilities for Labour with some party members even claiming they could take down the [...]
  • Election Daily: ‘The drinks are on us’

    March 28, 2022 // 1 Comment

    38 days to go ‘GET TO SOUTH HAMPSTEAD’ LABOUR Party campaign organisers are happy with the way things are going. It must feel like a home fixture when you already [...]
  • Election Daily: In motion

    March 26, 2022 // 1 Comment

    40 days to go WHERE YOU BEEN? YOU’VE had to go three days without an update – I deny I had a jar of ale to mark the CNJ‘s 40th birthday this week – but [...]
  • Election Daily: It’s with a heavy heart…

    March 22, 2022 // 1 Comment

    44 days to go MAN DOWN A QUICK one this evening as we try to establish what on earth is going on in West Hampstead for the Conservatives. What we do know is that their [...]
  • Election Daily: The girl from Ipanema

    March 21, 2022 // 1 Comment

    45 days to go FASTER, STRONGER, CLEANER, SAFER HERE goes with another week of nightly updates and things are getting serious now as Camden Labour have delivered their [...]
  • Election Daily: Please return to your seats

    March 18, 2022 // 0 Comments

    48 days to go TALL STORY MY response to the idea that Oliver Cooper would be able to force another council meeting before the elections was: Labour are not going to do [...]
  • Election Daily: Six years

    March 17, 2022 // 1 Comment

    49 days to go FLYING HOME SOMETIMES you have to accept that a story on your patch is so global that you can’t compete for the front page. Nazanin [...]
  • Election Daily: Something Wiki This Way Comes

    March 16, 2022 // 4 Comments

    50 days to go LATE NIGHT EDITS WHAT could be sadder than writing a nightly election blog, 50 days from polling day, about one local authority where the overall result of the [...]
  • Election Daily: A collector’s item

    March 15, 2022 // 0 Comments

    51 days to go THE OUTLAWS TONIGHT’S meeting of the Resources Scrutiny Committee may in time be seen as a collector’s item with scenes that could be rare, if not [...]

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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 [...]

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