Back at work after the festive break, and let me wish you a Happy New Year. Plenty to get stuck into! We are already campaigning for Sadiq Khan, Labour candidate for the Mayor of London in May and attacking the Conservatives over their handling of the floods, housing and much, much more. Continue reading
On Friday I was delighted to show a group of MPs from across the Commonwealth something of our area. Andre Fortin, a Canadian MP from Quebec, (standing, left) Wilson Duncan from St Helena, Abdikadir Ore Ahmed, who represents a seat in north-eastern Kenya and Helena Pik-Wan Wong from Hong Kong joined me for most of the morning. Read more below. Continue reading
Tucked away in the Chadswell block of flats just South of Camden Town Hall is a centre that is important to many in this lively community. It is the Chadswell Health Living Centre. A large, cheerful room is used for a range of activities aimed at the Bangladeshi, Somali and Chinese communities. I was happy to visit at their invitation last Friday, with Councilors Abdul Hai and Sally Gimson. (continue reading below) Continue reading
I have written for The Guardian about why I will be voting against airstrikes in Syria when the Prime Minister calls a vote this week. Read the article here.
Last Saturday I was in Oxford to deliver the Blackstone lecture at Pembroke College. I chose to focus on whether Britain should remain part of the European Court of Human Rights. My answer – particularly in the light of the terrorist attacks in Paris and across the rest of the world – is a clear and unequivocal yes. Below you can read my full argument, which I hope you find interesting. Continue reading