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An Open Letter to Ken the magnificent

        Ken, one Cricklewood household salutes you, what you stand for, and your achievements for London. The clock on progressive politics in London has been turned back two decades.   Dear Ken For us, as for other Cricklewood households, you have never been some aloof figure living in the shires, but genuinely…

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Islam in the City

Time Out’s latest cover story is all about Muslims in London –  go out and buy! Cricklewood blogger gives a rave review….Featured are Syed Kamall, the London MEP and two other men and three women. The magazine states, ‘rather than buy-in to a racist representation of all Muslims as terrorists, we should recognise both what…

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Spotting Ken Livingstone on Anson Road

And on Friday morning I drive past Ken Livingstone….. Driving along Anson Road, Cricklewood, at around 9.15 am on Friday morning (24 February ) guess who I spot? Ken Livingstone with his toddler son out for a walk. Not that it is unusual to see Ken in Willesden Green, because that is where he lives…

On the Peace Train to Manchester

Cricklewood blogger and his daughter meet kindred spirits aboard the 8.12 from Euston Saturday 23rd September 7.10 am Kilburn Station –  the only other people on the tube seem to be Polish and Chinese workers 7.50 Euston – join the large group already there at the concourse – look around for Muslims- hardly any in…