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Coronavirus is holding up to us an image of ourselves and our society. Inequality has become, not a matter of just regret or concern, but a truly deadly business. The coronavirus divide means that those in the poorest areas are dying at twice the rate of the richest areas. Death rates from Covid-19 infections are higher in BAME communities. Unemployment seems to be hitting our BAME communities harder. Among council tenants 50 per cent of new claims for universal credit are from black, Asian or mixed communities.

The local LGBTQ community is rallying together during the Covid-19 crisis, working together to support its most vulnerable members.

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Is unchecked capitalism ruining our communities? I speak here of Airbnb, as one example. Its popularity and success is undeniable. But the impact of its unchecked commercialism is being felt deeply within the fabric of our society - and in hitherto unexpected ways.

When the roads change, we need to wait a bit…

I had only been an MP for a few months back in 2015 when I joined the Holocaust Educational Trust and sixth formers from local schools to visit Auschwitz Birkenau, a harrowing and deeply moving experience where man’s inhumanity to man is laid bare.

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As the now inevitable Brexit leaving day rapidly approaches at the end of January, so just some of the negative consequences are already starting to show, even before the detailed talks as to the UK’s future relationship have hardly begun.

This week, Camden councillors came together to debate and pass a motion on antisemitism in the wake of the vile graffiti plastered on all of Hampstead’s walls a month ago.

When two relatively unused central roads, Middle Lane and Weston Park, were closed in the Liveable Crouch End trial last September they caused massive disruption and increased traffic pollution elsewhere.

The result of last month’s general election was undoubtedly deeply disappointing for the Labour Party.

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On the last day of Chanukah, I was walking in the Scottish highlands when I got a call to say there had been antisemitic graffiti daubed around Hampstead and Belsize, including South Hampstead Synagogue.

February will be soon upon us and with that comes the celebration of the history and achievements of the LGBT communities.

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It’s not just the elderly who need adult social care services.

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A couple of weeks ago there was a piece in the Guardian’s financial pages headlined “The billionaire and the tiny flats: a new low for rabbit hutch Britain?”

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Every November the Office of National Statistics (ONS) announces the number of excess winter deaths (EWD) for the previous winter. See ons.gov.uk

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I don’t normally spend my Sunday mornings with a trowel in my hand but having spent this one at digging and planting, I might change my mind.

There is still a lot to enjoy from a visit to Hampstead Heath, even now that the days are getting shorter and the temperature continues to drop.

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A lot of water under the bridge, as it were, since this time last year.

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UK housing policy has increasingly failed since the 1980s to provide homes at truly affordable rents that can be paid by low income tenants.

It’s that time of year again: the countdown to Christmas has begun.

Proposals to make people show photo identification before they can vote are back. It’s one more attack on our democracy from Boris Johnson, aimed at disenfranchising thousands, if not millions, of people.

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