• BEN Seifert has this afternoon (Saturday) quit the Tory party, saying he can ‘no longer support the direction’ the Conservatives are going in. The lawyer had [READ ON]
  • Chuka and Zack

    September 6, 2019 // 0 Comments

    IT’S a small world. Serial party switcher Chuka Umunna said today he will stand for the Liberal Democrats in the Cities of London and Westminster parliamentary [READ ON]
  • FORMER Liberal Democrat councillor Matt Sanders is back on the scene. If you were watching Victoria Derbyshire earlier you will have seen him reminiscing about his time [READ ON]
  • A time for unity?

    September 2, 2019 // 1 Comment

    Not so long ago, particularly in Camden, there was no prospect of Labour standing on the same stage as the Liberal Democrats. After the coalition government and, perhaps more relevantly to our local politics, the cold shock of losing control of the council at one stage, there were Labour campaigners and councillors who at times seemed to be more vitriolic about the Lib Dems for working with the Tories than the Tories themselves. [READ ON]
  • More bollocks

    July 24, 2019 // 0 Comments

    LUISA Porritt was called childish and immature by pro-Brexit rivals when she turned up to her first day at the European Parliament with a 'Bollocks to Brexit' t-shirt. All of a sudden, you see, bollocks has become the worst of all swearheli. The new MEP did not seem to care about criticism of the language as she wielded the megaphone on the pro-European March For Change on Saturday. She was revelling in it, if anything. [READ ON]
  • Tories search for ‘rat in the house’

    July 24, 2019 // 0 Comments

    MORE crackly-static among Camden Conservatives after Giovanni Spinella, the party’s deputy leader, told prominent local members in a private Whatsapp group that [READ ON]
  • Out of the depths

    July 24, 2019 // 1 Comment

    THE incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson famously loves a little a bit of Latin, so over to the Italian deputy leader of the Camden Conservatives, Gio Spinella, for his reaction on the party’s choice of new leader. [READ ON]

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  • 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 [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]
  • 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]

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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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