Archive for category: Issues

National Minimum Wage

August 1, 2008 at 3:04 pm

I’ve been reading about the National Minimum Wage here and there’s an interesting counter which shows how much more someone on the adult minimum wage has earned so far this week compared to what it would be without the NMW. Quite a difference really! Anyway, I am off to bid […]

 

Knife Crime

July 18, 2008 at 2:57 pm

It seems like I can’t wake up without hearing yet another story of knife crime on the streets of London. Gordon Brown has spoken about toughening up punishment, toughening up enforcement and toughening up prevention. The £100 million Youth Crime Action Plan set out by the government is a good […]

 

Somali Community

May 30, 2008 at 4:04 pm

I was disappointed not to be able to attend the Pan-London Somali Youth Event last week but I heard from Awale Olad that it was a huge success. Awale is the Chairman of the Somali Youth Development Resource Centre (SYDRC) in Kentish Town, just off Bartholomew Road. He invited me […]

 

Camden Mayor

May 14, 2008 at 10:47 pm

I went to the Mayor making ceremony in the Town Hall today and I was delighted to be named as one of the escorts for the new Camden Mayor. You can see the photos from the event here. Congratulations to Mayor Nurul Islam who outlined his impressive mayoral theme for […]

 

Election Fever

April 28, 2008 at 6:00 pm

I went to the opening of the Impressions Events Venue in West Ham last week along with several MPs and Councillors. Amongst others, I spoke to Hazel Blears MP, Stephen Timms MP and Jim Fitzpatrick MP and John Biggs AM about the Mayoral elections this Thursday. All the MPs highlighted […]