• Just visiting

    September 20, 2018 // 1 Comment

    JUST for one brief second – just one second – I thought I had the scoop of scoops from Lib Dem conference when I was walking along the seafront in Brigthon on Sunday evening and came across former Labour councillor Phil Rosenberg. Had he? Given his open disputes with some quarters of [READ ON]
  • Flick takes to the stage at Glee Club

    September 20, 2018 // 1 Comment

    AN unofficial code of the Liberal Democrat conference is that recently-elected new councillors should continue their initiation by singing at an annual karaoke. Sadly, no [READ ON]
  • Falsehoods, errors and fake news

    September 14, 2018 // 2 Comments

    LABOUR’S chief whip Lazzaro Pietragnoli responds to the New Journal’s story about ‘stage-managed’ (a term coined by his colleagues, not me) council [READ ON]
  • Team Tulip set for expansion

    September 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

    THERE may be one or two Labour figures who’d like to give the party’s conference in Liverpool a miss. Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq has a good excuse to [READ ON]
  • THE election of the full JC9 slate to Labour’s National Executive Committee, and particularly that of Pete Willsman, last week led all the chat/anger/analysis about [READ ON]
  • Camden’s new parliamentary constituencies?

    September 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

    THE final draft of the Boundary Commission recommendations for a new parliamentary map of the UK has been released today, and the headline everyone will jump on is the [READ ON]
  • Phil Rosenberg v Camden Momentum goes national

    September 10, 2018 // 1 Comment

    FORMER Labour councillor Phil Rosenberg’s collision course with Camden Momentum continues. He has already puzzled aloud over which side some members of the left-wing [READ ON]
  • Belsize burn

    September 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

    🔥🔥🔥 alert, as Lib Dem councillor Luisa Porritt snipes at the Tory party over whether their suggested use of the Proceeds of Crime Act against dodgy developers in [READ ON]

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  • Is the tape on?

    September 8, 2018 // 1 Comment

    AFTER Labour party members privately asked for an end to ‘planted’ questions in council meeting and the to-and-fro came to be a story in the CNJ, Bloomsbury [READ ON]
  • CLL gets married

    September 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

    SIR Vince Cable took to the stage at the National Liberal Club yesterday to announce that he will step down as the leader of the Liberal Democrats when Brexit is either [READ ON]
  • Lights, camera, action

    September 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

    IT’S easy to see why some Labour councillors in Camden see the ‘stage management’ row in this week’s New Journal as a fuss about not much, largely [READ ON]
  • SOME of Labour’s branches in Camden have this week been debating motions which they hope can progress to discussion by the full constituency membership and then, if [READ ON]
  • That’s not my name

    September 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

    IT was a long old edition of the culture and environment scrutiny committee at the Crowndale Centre on Monday evening; standard orders were waived for extra time. [READ ON]
  • Mike Katz wants another crack at Hendon

    September 4, 2018 // 1 Comment

    FORMER Camden councillor Mike Katz has not given up on making it to the Commons, announcing this week that he wants another crack at the see-saw constituency Hendon; lost [READ ON]
  • COUNCIL leader Georgia Gould said this afternoon she recognised that protesters who gathered outside Labour HQ as part of their opposition to the adoption of the [READ ON]
  • Tulips for the Tories

    September 3, 2018 // 2 Comments

    FOLLOWING on quickly from that last post on the art chosen for the walls of the new ‘Town Hall’, it emerges that the new room set aside for Conservative members [READ ON]
  • Wild rumpus

    September 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

    LOCAL authorities got a familiar bop on the head last week when the press reminded them, after a classic old chestnut Freedom of Information Act request, about the artwork [READ ON]
  • FORMER West Hampstead councillor Phil Rosenberg may have stepped down from the Town Hall but those who do not share his politics, or perhaps more importantly his view on the [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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