A Pope in London

Posted on Sep 19, 2010 in London | one comment

A “No Popery” banner outside Westminster Abbey – It didn’t say “end sectarian bigotry” on the reverse! Well Il Papa has taken off from Brummie Airport and the UK is once again a Pope-Free-Zone. Indeed it would have remained so for the past four days if the potent combination of Rent-A-Mob protestors and Christian fundamentalists […]

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The Red Flag

Posted on Sep 12, 2010 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Red Flag

It is a truism that the Irish are always revolting! Indeed the contribution of the Irish to World Revolution is often overlooked. Take the French Revolution for instance. People are often unaware of the unique Irish contribution to both sides of the events. The charge of the mob on the Bastille Prison was led by […]

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The Few

Posted on Aug 28, 2010 in London | Comments Off on The Few

The Mark 1 Spitfire replica outside the Cabinet War Rooms, St. James Park, Westminster It was on 20th August 1940 when Winston Churchill, the famous British war-time leader made his famous speech in Parliament to praise the RAF aircrews in defending Britain from Germany’s Luftwaffe. Under a slate grey sky, the words of Winston Churchill […]

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Bethnal Green and the 70th Anniversary of the Blitz on London

Posted on Aug 24, 2010 in London | one comment

With the 70th Anniversary of Blitz on London and the Battle of Britain there is added poignancy to the “Stairway to Heaven” appeal which is trying to build a fitting memorial to the 173 victims of the Bethnal Green Tube Disaster. The worst tragedy on London Underground was in 1943 during World War II in […]

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No Justice in Tooting

Posted on Aug 22, 2010 in London | Comments Off on No Justice in Tooting

The killers of Ekram Haque; Leon Elcock and Hamza Lyzai and their victim in hospital I wrote on the 27th July last about the widespread disbelief and anger in the UK about the message given to society by the sentences passed on three London teenagers who attacked a man leaving a mosque with his three […]

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Sean Rigg – still no answers?

Posted on Aug 16, 2010 in London | one comment

Sean Rigg, 1968 – 2008 As I have pointed out before despite over 1,000 people dying in police custody or due to police action since the late 1960s if the police officer who the DPP recently said had assaulted Ian Tomlinson was charged with manslaughter it would have been the first time this has ever […]

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Coast Dining, Camden Town, London

Posted on Aug 5, 2010 in Food | Comments Off on Coast Dining, Camden Town, London

Camden Town is tucked in behind Euston Station and the Grand Union Canal north of Central London and overflows with a variety of colourful markets, shops, restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs, theatres and cinemas and more dubious enterprises. The town attracts enormous crowds of Londoners and tourists alike, particularly at weekends. It is an edgy and […]

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The Justice Gap in Tooting

Posted on Jul 27, 2010 in London | Comments Off on The Justice Gap in Tooting

The killers of Ekram Haque; Leon Elcock and Hamza Lyzai and their victim in hospital There is widespread disbelief and anger in the UK about the message given to society by the sentences passed on three London teenagers who attacked a man leaving a mosque with his three year old daughter. It was called a […]

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Death of Ian Tomlinson

Posted on Jul 23, 2010 in London | Comments Off on Death of Ian Tomlinson

Ian Tomlinson being treated by Paramedics – Scotland Yard wrongly claimed on their website that police were pelted with rocks and glass as he was being treated – They later took down the claim There is outrage in the UK that yet again there is one law for the public and another law for the […]

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Remembering the London Bombings

Posted on Jul 7, 2010 in London | one comment

The memorial in Hyde Park to the 52 murdered victims of the London Bombings. Each stelae contains the name of a victim. Five years ago today four bombers brought death and carnage to London’s transport system. The attacks by four suicide bombers on the London Transport system on 7th July 2005 were the largest mass […]

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