Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn says he will be “proud” to speak at Finsbury Park Mosque’s anti-hate crime meeting on Tuesday – as today marks one year since it was nearly blown up in an arson attack.
It may not be the most attractive building, but 55-61 Brewery Road in Holloway is still home to 300 worshippers at York Way Masjid. With demolition on the cards, director Mukhtar Osman asks James Morris: ‘Where else is there?’
Labour-controlled Islington Council took a lot of flak last month after shutting Fabric. As the sole opposition member, Green Cllr Caroline Russell was spared this. But, as she tells James Morris, life is difficult in the land of Labour.
A year ago, Jeremy Corbyn promised Islington North ‘won’t be forgotten’ after he was elected Labour leader. Twelve months on, James Morris asks community leaders across his constituency whether he has kept his word.
Farringdon “superclub” Fabric has “strongly contested” claims by police officers that drug abuse behind its doors is widespread – and has proposed a string of changes to its operation to cut the risk of further deaths there.