I’m unconvinced that it’s the job solely of Muslim community leaders to tackle the radicalisation of young Muslim men – a position the Government seems at times to be advocating. I don’t ever recall anyone telling Cardinal Hume that it was his sole responsibility to tackle the perversions which saw the IRA bomb Northern Ireland […]
Earlier this week LibDem Party President Simon Hughes said the party would be casting “the net far and wide in our search for a candidate to represent our diverse capital” and promised that “people from ethnic minority communities, women and non-politicos will be at the forefront of our selection process”. Given my previously expressed belief […]
…judging by their story on the news that the Tories are to delay the deadline for Mayoral hopefuls.
Recent discussions on the subject of potential Conservative Mayoral candidates have drawn comments from a small number who believe that what they see as an absence of a ‘serious’ candidate allows them to instead contest the 2008 election on the basis of a referendum on the position itself. Conservative Home reports that in answer to […]
It should be hoped that future Mayoral elections will see the major parties offer candidates who have served in the London Assembly. Sadly to date only the Greens have done so with Darren Johnson’s candidacy in 2004. We’ve surely reached a point where we must aspire to call time on the practice of parties parachuting […]