Pitt Cue is a van parked directly under Hungerford Bridge; so directly under it that when a gust of wind got up, a graffiti pen fell off and landed on my foot. Their thing is barbecue. The choice at lunch was beef brisket or pulled pork (I know it's immature, but the term "pulled pork" never fails to make me giggle), served in a cardboard box with beans and coleslaw, at £7 a go. The quality of the barbecued meat is very high: the brisket was unfatty and the texture reflected long, careful cooking, but the pork was even better, with an astonishing, but not overpowering, smoky flavour. I found the beans and slaw a little sweet, but then they often are in proper barbecue – one of the reasons I don't love-love-love it. I've eaten at Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa, and I'd say the barbecue at Pitt Cue is twice as good at a third of the price. … [Read more...] about Restaurant: PittCue Co and Buen Provecho, both London SE1
They should remember how they felt on 13 December last year, and then take a couple of minutes to watch the start of Gordon Brown’s speech to the 2009 Labour conference, where he listed just some of what Labour achieved in government – including lifting millions of out of poverty. No, it wasn’t a continuation of Thatcherism. It was using the power of government to deliver transformational change. I want our party to have that opportunity again. … [Read more...] about As deputy leader, I’d build the broad coalitions Labour needs to win
Soon after, Charlton drifted down the left again, standing one up at the far stick this time. Bell planted his header wide from close range. On the hour, Charlton’s blocked shot from the edge of the D fell to Lorimer, who sent a low heatseeker twanging off Netzer’s post. Then with 70 minutes on the clock, a satisfyingly all-star cast were involved in the clincher. Giles, Emlyn Hughes and Charlton combined to win a corner out on the right. Lorimer hit the set piece deep. Bell looped it back in from the left. Ball headed down, teeing up Colin Stein to sweep home from close range. … [Read more...] about Charlton v Netzer: when stars faced off to celebrate the UK joining Europe
She told BBC Scotland: "You can't truly view a parliament as independent if it's within a hierarchy, where Westminster is at the top of the tree and the other parliaments are seen somewhere in the middle - they're seen as satellites that work for Westminster, which is not what was intended when the Scottish Parliament was created. It was created to determine its own future and to be seen as an entity in its own right." … [Read more...] about What does the next Labour leader think about Scotland?
In the US, where e-scooters are legal, singers Justin Bieber and Sam Smith have been seen riding them, and actor Ashton Kutcher has invested in e-scooter rental firm Bird. Cities including San Francisco, Paris and Copenhagen have piloted a scheme to let people hire an e-scooter. … [Read more...] about Protesters want change in law to allow electric scooters on UK roads