January 2017

Reprobates united

January 31, 2017 // 1 Comment

While councillors were meant to come together to oppose Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban last night, Rishi Madlani grew so irritated with heckles from Gio Spinella that during one flashpoint he called him a 'reprobate' [...]

Slate expectations

January 23, 2017 // 5 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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]