Brent bits

Guardian sketch writer Simon Hoggart had a piece from my stomping ground of Brent East yesterday.

I interviewed Lib Dem candidate Sarah Teather for this week’s Irish World, and also had a story on Labour’s Yasmin Qureshi.

This seat has Britain’s largest Irish community and became a Labour-Lib Dem marginal in 2003 when Kelly McBride stood as an independent to highlight the case of her brother.

Peter McBride was killed in Belfast in 1992 by two Scots Guards who were allowed remain in the army after being convicted of his murder.

The commanding officer of the Scots Guards at the time was Tim Spicer, the notorious mercenary who now runs Aegis Defence Services, which has one of the largest US security contracts in Iraq.

There should be more developments on this later today.



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