Monday, April 21, 2008

Camberwell Street Stall, Bumbling Boris strikes again!, Hibs draw at Tannadice and Real Madrid move in for Fletcher?


We had a really brilliant Street stall at Camberwell Green on Saturday with Harriet and will be repeating it next Saturday!
there was a really positive response from the public towards the Labour Party and Ken so we were all buoyed up by the experience!
This morning Dora, Chris and I met Harriet and her team again outside Brunswick Park Primary School to catch parents bringing their kids to school!

On Saturday afternoon I went to a presentation from Film Lab, a project working with kid from St. Michael and All Angels and residents from the Wyndham and Comber and Brandon 3 Estates. They were taught how to write , act, film, edit and produce the films and they presented the completed films at the BFI and this was a showing for the Estate.
Antonio Ribero was also enrolling people for the next courses and I am tempted to sign up myself! It is a really brilliant initiative funded by the Joint Security Initiative and the Camberwell Community Council and I am keen for it to be expanded to other Estates in the Ward! in the picture Antonio and Roger Prince, Wyndham and Comber T&RA Chair introduce the films.
Boris is yet again having to make an embarrassing climbdown after suggesting that local Authorities determine whether to have a smoking ban in public places. The story is well covered by the BBC.
He forgot to mention that he was paid around £10,000 for a speech to the Tobacco Association last June!

I watched Hibs play Dundee United at Tannedice on Setanta on Sunday and actually it was a very skillful and entertaining game, from two clubs playing and wanting to play good football! Dean Shields scored a great goal running onto a through pass and rounding the goalkeeper before scoring only for us to concede a penalty 4 minutes later for a slight tug outside of the box! McNeil was excellent in goal again and although we had most of the play a 1-1 draw was probably quite a fair result.
Hibs are on 51 points after 34 games, the same as Dundee United who have better goal difference, with Motherwell on 52 points but crucially 2 games in hand! We obviously need Motherwell to drop points which I am sure they will and we obviously need to beat them but I still think that we can nick the 3rd spot which would actually make it not too bad a season for us! Good to see Hibs Ladies make the Scottish Cup Final and consultation is now underway on the new East Stand which will complete the Stadium and take the capacity up to around 20,000 so all in all quite positive things happening at Easter Road!
The Scottish sports pages are full again of rumours that Real Madrid will make a £4-5 Million offer for Steven Fletcher in the summer and I somehow suspect he will want to go! What a great opportunity it would be for him and of course great for scottish football!