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    Slate expectations

    January 23, 2017 // 2 Comments

    WHILE there is no mandatory reselection process for Tulip Siddiq and Keir Starmer when their first terms as MPs reach an end, there’s no such fortune for local Labour councillors, who have to win selection contests in their wards ahead of each election if they want to stand again. This isn’t normally a problem but, especially in safe or target seats, we've seen in the past there can occasionally be some push and shove - and with that there’s been an assumption almost that supporters of Jeremy Corbyn will run for a reshuffled pack when the process opens to find candidates for next year’s Camden Council elections. [READ ON]
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    The Bugle

    January 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

    THE rooms of local authorities need to be opened up, so a word must go to Daniel Hope, the relentless blogger in Barnet who played his own, unique role in trying to bring them out of the darkness. His death, aged only 44, was announced on Friday – an upsetting shock to friend and foe alike in our neighbouring borough. Some of his fellow bloggers in Barnet, a patch where a few of the first local politics blogs emerged several years ago, may be able to explain what motivated a man to devote so [READ ON]
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    When will it be ‘Dame Glenda’?

    January 9, 2017 // 1 Comment

    IT was a happy new year for that well respected man Ray Davies, the Highgate villager who discovered he will soon by kneeling for a tap at the Palace after being knighted. Having waited until 72 for him to be titled ‘Sir Ray’ and having seen several other legendary musicians get the same award before him, fans of the Kinks frontman may have been wondering whether he had been playing the role of some kind of royal refusenik. Not so, it turns out, but it’s only natural when obvious [READ ON]
  • BorisOsley

    Fifteen years later…

    January 9, 2017 // 6 Comments

    TODAY would be a good time to crank the blog out of its festive hibernation; more than one local politico has told me they have not appreciated Terry Stacy and Lady Gaga grinning out at them from these pages, the last post, all through Christmas. It hasn’t seemed so long, but the calendar doesn’t lie and as January comes around it’s 15 years up at the Camden New Journal for me. When I came here on work experience at the end of 2001, I was at the stage of looking for a first job in [READ ON]
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    Terry Stacy’s poker face

    December 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

    ONE for the old local politicians have selfies with celebs file (see Tulip Siddiq meeting Emma Thompson, Jonathan Simpson chilling with Kirsten Davis), and this one is huge… former Lib Dem Islington Council leader Terry Stacy meets none other than Lady Gaga. That’s one or two up from the Gunnersaurus, and it pains me to say, even Mesut Ozil. The Poker Face singer was today visiting the Albert Kennedy Trust, which works with 16-25 year young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people [READ ON]
  • Flick Rea Europe EU
    IF it happened in Richmond Park, could it happen here? Needless to say, the Liberal Democrats, clinging onto one councillor in Camden, will hope Sarah Olney’s spectacular triumph over Zac Goldsmith last week is the beginning of a comeback. Areas like ours, with a high concentration of upset Remain voters and a not-too-distant history of side-swappping, particularly when inner doubts are touched on international issues rather than local ones, would be where the party would hope to recover ground. On the face of it, Goldsmith's support for Brexit appeared more relevant than his promises over the expansion of Heathrow. [READ ON]
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    Camden Mandem

    December 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

    URBAN dictionaries on the internet suggest the meaning of the term “Mandem” varies from simply “a group of men”, “a group of friends” to the less charitable “a collection of less than reputable characters”. The latter is surely not what is meant by the design of a hoodie spotted on sale in Camden Market this week, offering a twist on the Camden Council’s linked hands logo. [READ ON]

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