PUBLISHED: 13:19 09 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:28 09 April 2018 Harry Taylor Sajid Javid speaks to a passer-by while being interviewed by the Ham& High in Finchley Road. Picture: Harry Taylor Harry Taylor The government’s communities secretary has condemned Camden Council’s handling of the Chalcots Estate evacuation, and said the council needed to be clearer about the government support they want. During a campaign visit to Camden on Saturday, Sajid Javid said the council had tried to avoid the blame for any problems on the estate. “It’s important to remember there were multiple fire safety failures, including 1000 fire doors that were found to be inadequate. That’s a failing of the local council. “For a long time the council wanted to deny any responsibility for it, and that didn’t help build local confidence.” He also said he believed residents felt they hadn’t been looked after properly. “People have a right to … [Read more...] about Communities and housing secretary Sajid Javid slams Camden Council’s Chalcots handling
Cindy Yu 8 April 2018 7:22 PM 8 April 2018 7:22 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Earlier on this morning, Andrew Marr tried his hand at Urdu. Or was it Punjabi? In any case, he made a point of introducing Lancashire-born and bred Minister Sajid Javid as ‘Sajeed Javeed’. The Communities Secretary didn’t flinch – as you’d expect, given that this is definitely not the first time his name has been mispronounced. He’s probably given up correcting people, or even noticing mispronunciations. But his name is hardly a tongue twister: he’s a northerner, his name rhymes with avid. As all schoolchildren know, words ending in –id are pronounced with a short ‘i’. Lid, kid, hid, quid. So where did Sajeed Javeed come from? As a member of the club of British people with problematic first names, I can appreciate the problem. Growing up in China, I didn’t realise that Xiaodan, my Chinese name, … [Read more...] about When will people learn to pronounce Sajid Javid’s name properly?
HOME-buyers will get extra protection against gazumping under new rules to tame rogue estate agents. Housing Secretary Sajid Javid is to overhaul the market to cut delays, stress and uncertainty which can increase the costs of moving home. Dodgy tactics used by some sellers and agents contribute to over a quarter of house sales falling through every year. Mr Javid wants to encourage voluntary reservation agreements to crack down on gazumping, where buyers are held to ransom by a sudden higher bid just before contracts are exchanged. He also wants to set a timeline for council searches so buyers get the information they need within 10 days. And he will require agents and freeholders to provide up-to-date lease information for a set fee to an agreed timetable. This will end the current situation of leaseholders held at the mercy of agents. MOST READ IN PROPERTYBRICKING IT Couple bought first home for £235k age 23 - but they made one BIG sacrifice PUBLIC PROPERTY How to apply for … [Read more...] about Sajid Javid will overhaul housing market to stop buyers from being gazumped
YOUNGSTERS from Bromsgrove’s Meadows First School found out more about the job of an MP and the role within the Government when Sajid Javid paid them a visit. The year four pupils also got to ask him a wide range of questions to find out more about democracy in the UK and shared their ideas about British values. Teacher Sara Date said: “Mr Javid’s visit was a great opportunity for pupils to be inspired to work towards making positive changes in their community.” Mr Javid said it was great to spend the morning with the pupils. “With ‘Preparing for Life’ forming part of the school’s motto, it was fantastic to discuss democracy, and the role that the kids can play in their own School Council and wider community. “I always enjoy keeping up to date with the things going on at Meadows First School and I’m grateful to pupils and teachers for a fun and memorable visit.” … [Read more...] about Bromsgrove students find out more about the job of an MP during Sajid Javid visit
A Conservative cabinet minister is facing calls to apologise after describing Jeremy Corbyn-supporting campaign group Momentum as "neo-fascist". Sajid Javid, the housing secretary, made the remark in the House of Commons chamber, where parliamentary privilege protects him against a lawsuit. Momentum has threatened the cabinet minister with legal action if he repeats the comment outside Parliament. Read more Britain's longest serving mayor ousted by Momentum-backed candidate Responding to a question about abuse of councillors, Mr Javid said: “I am very concerned about the intimidation of councillors, which is, of course, wrong at every level. Decent Opposition members will recognise the intimidation that there has been, especially in London, of Labour leaders. “Just yesterday, there were reports of a meeting of the hard left neo-fascist Momentum group, which was trying to remove Wandsworth councillors.” Laura Parker, the organisation’s national … [Read more...] about Sajid Javid threatened with legal action after calling Momentum ‘neo-fascist’