Category Archive: SusanWatch

Aug 06 2016

SusanWatch: Labour’s division affects London

Spotted in the Evening Standard, October 2, 2016 For many Labour Party members and supporters this is a trying time. Two polarised camps are emerging with no sign of compromise in sight. Clearly both sides have strong convictions and genuinely have their party’s best interests at heart. Yet as the Labour leadership contest drags on …

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Jun 26 2016

SusanWatch: Sunday Telegraph re: “tepid” Corbyn

Spotted in the Sunday Telegraph (26.06.2016): Dear Sir, The fallout from the EU referendum has been just as dramatic and indeed traumatic as many predicted, and through David Cameron’s resignation I believe we have lost an exceptional Prime Minister and a truly committed public servant. Meanwhile, the Labour party could vote to ditch Jeremy Corbyn …

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Mar 30 2014

SusanWatch: Daily Mail and the Lebanese Restaurant in Harrow

The Daily Mail has an article today about a Lebanese Restaurant in Harrow, just a few steps down from the Civic Centre, which has a large picture of Saddam Hussein in the window, and which is reported to be upsetting a few residents. The Mail says: A Lebanese restaurant owner has placed a giant poster …

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Mar 22 2014

SusanWatch: Taking Part in Sport Relief 2014

Council Leader, Susan Hall, played her part in supporting Sport Relief last night. Unfortunately, there was no shaving her head in aid of the charity, but both her, and Deputy Barry did take to the phones to help take calls from people pledging money.

Mar 04 2014

SusanWatch: Thermal Imaging Catches Beds-in-Sheds Landlords

Twice in three days, Council Leader Susan Hall lands up in the Daily Mail. This time, according to the paper, Harrow Council used a plane to swoop across the rooftops of dozing Harrow residents, looking out for heat-signals from uninsulated outbuildings. The Mail reports that 319 suspicious sheds and garages were found. Clearly, a great …

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Mar 04 2014

SusanWatch: Bed-in-Shed Lottery Winner Found

Spotted in the Daily Mail recently, we find Council Leader Susan Hall again, chasing down the perennial problem of Beds in Sheds in the borough. This one was – to add insult to injury – a garage conversion by a Bulgarian national, who had won over £160,000 in March, to add to the £1million sum …

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Feb 26 2014

Cllr Susan Hall Visits Harrow Churches Housing Association. Eats cake.

Cllr Susan Hall, Leader of Harrow Council, visited a new shared house for single young homeless people, owned and managed by Harrow Churches Housing Association (HCHA) who celebrate their 50th anniversary this year. HCHA Young Persons’ Service Manager, Ophelia Comrie said, ‘HCHA has been providing shared accommodation and support to vulnerable young people aged 18-24. We have provided housing support …

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Feb 11 2014

SusanWatch: Daily Express – February 11, 2014

The Daily Express today (February 11, 2014, page 7) carries a story from yesterday where the Council swooped in and cleared out some public toilets that had been taken over by ‘Romanian’ squatters in Whitchurch Lane. The same story also makes the Daily Mail (MailOnline version here) and even ripples out the Elm Park Conservatives …

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Feb 02 2014

SusanWatch: School Assemblies Need Not be Religious

In an article in today’s Daily Mail, much noise is being made about school assemblies losing their (Christian-based) religious context. Indeed, in a borough as diverse as Harrow, widening the appeal of school assemblies, away from religion and focussing more on ethics and morals is surely a good thing? The article says: Colin Hart, director …

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Feb 02 2014

Harrow Council Picks Lesbian White Couple to Adopt Muslim Girl

A MUSLIM family of Somali origin have protested after Harrow Council’s social services chose a white lesbian couple to adopt their three-year-old daughter, according to the Daily Mail. The family say offers from four members of their extended family to care for the girl were rejected. Relatives want the child to be brought up by a …

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