Claire O’Neill clearly has an axe to grind, but the sacked head of the climate summit (the COP26 UN meeting due to be held in Glasgow this autumn) reckons PM Boris Johnson doesn’t get climate change, writes Nicola Baird, Islington Green.
Last week, the latest funding announcement from the Home Office left the Met Police significantly short-changed once again, writes Jennette Arnold OBE, London Assembly member for North East (Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest).
Many of us who belong to the older generation and were captivated by the screen presence of Hollywood Icon Jean Simmons will have regretted her passing a decade ago on January 22, writes Walter Roberts, Brecknock Road Estate, Islington.
Firstly I would like to thank the previous editor Ramzy Alwakeel for his bravery in relation to standing up to different issues that presented during his time at the Gazette, he certainly stood by the code of the paper – it should be bold and hold the council to account, writes Michael McElligott, Amwell Street, Islington.
Are Jeremy Corbyn and Labour councillors so sure of the Irish vote in Britain they fail to support fragile and infirm Irish elders, by closing their last lifeline and refuge, the Drovers Daycentre at the Cally, writes Róisín Ní orráin, Islington, full address supplied.
The widespread rollout of early intervention initiatives across the capital is key to our efforts to end the surge in serious youth violence, writes Jennette Arnold OBE AM, London Assembly Member for North East (Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest).
In Islington, Remembrance Sunday is an outstanding civic event in which we pay tribute to those who died in the service of this country in two World Wars and in other conflicts of the last hundred years, writes Barbara Smith (mayor of Islington 2007 -2008).
Forum+ have been hugely moved by the commitment of MPs, councillors, police, footballers, schools, the business community and our wonderful third sector during Hate Crime Awareness Week to saying “no to hate”, writes Charles Dean, chair, Forum+.
Bob Barnes and Meg Howarth recently made some excellent comments on the too “soft” approach being taken by the council in its Transport Strategy and how this fails to address the real problems being faced on our streets, writes Ravinder Dhillon, Crossley Street, Islington.
Hackney Labour councillors wasted a whole council meeting discussing Brexit in January 2019 when, as I rightly pointed out at the time, they should have been discussing matters affecting Hackney which they could have done something about, writes Christopher Sills, Dunsmure Road, Stamford Hill.
It’s August 24 and the weather is warm and I am finding it difficult to breathe because of the smoke from barbecues emanating from Highbury Fields, writes Brindan Suresh, Highbury (full address supplied).
The next general election should be very interesting as political parties align on the grounds of their desires for the country’s future as the Brexit debate continues, writes Michael McElligott, Amwell Street
I would like to introduce myself to readers as the new dementia friendly community coordinator for Islington, writes Maaike Palmier-Claus, dementia friendly community coordinator Islington, Alzheimer’s Society.
I live in the constituency of Jeremy Corbyn (Labour leader) and a dear friend of mine lives in Emily Thornberry’s constituency which is also in Islington, writes David Cunningham Green, Islington, full address supplied.