• 2nd March 2018

    Ruined skyline of Little Venice

    With the Brunel Building & Dudley Tower going up in Paddington Basin, it is becoming quite apparent what the visual impact is going to be in Littl...
  • 7th September 2017

    Garden Bridge – A bridge to far fo...

    A full investigation is required to find out why so much public money was wasted and make sure it never happens again but while the Garden Bridge is d...

Too big a win for stability

Please find link to my first column for Chatham House.  https://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/twt/too-big-win-stability Thankfully the first General Election in Pakistan held in December 1970 was considered fair and conducted well, gave us…

TfL must tackle the noise

  From screeching along the platform and rattling residents living above and around tube lines with noise and vibrations, you can not get away from tube noise nuisance in Central…

The Mother of Parliaments – You must be kidding!

With the continuing Brexit mess unfolding in the House of Commons, can people around the world see our parliament as the Mother of Parliaments ever again?  Since the beginning of the…

No to anti-semitic chanting as well

In the FT Weekend (15/16th December ) column by Sunder Katwala he argued “English Football & Society have to dig deeper to root out racism” but we should not also…

Taxis ranks for new Oxford St district

With Crossrail indefinitely delayed it gives us an opportunity on making some improvements to Oxford St which have not really been taken on board, in response to the Council’s proposals ….

Colonial laws still rule after independence

The Indian Supreme court landmark ruling this year, legalising gay sex overturns an colonial-era law otherwise known as Section 377, illustrates well the pernicious impact still made by colonial laws in many…

Geo-politics of Rohingya’s – A Bengali Perspective

While the world has been rallied to the moral and humanitarian case to support the Rohingyas in their flight from ethnic cleansing by the Myanmar state and their plight in…

DIY blue plaques please

l am glad to hear of the suggestion to Paint the Town blue with women’s plaques by Dame Judi ( 21st November 2018 ) but you need not just do it via English Heritage.  You can do…

On the buses in Paddington

With the pedestrianisation of Oxford St stopped by the council and Cross rail delayed for more than a year, TfL can concentrate on getting their proposed changes for users in…

On the buses in Marylebone

Major changes are being proposed on Central London bus routes.  If you still want the 205 bus to stop in front of Marylebone Railway station, please make your views clear…