Guest article: Victor Keegan on the poetry of London (and a poem of his own)

Victor Keegan is a former leader writer for the Guardian with great knowledge of technology and economics. He is also a poet and the writer of a blog called London My London. His first (and I […]


Labour NEC rebuffs new request to examine ‘unlawful’ Newham mayor trigger ballot

Labour’s governing National Executive Committee (NEC) has refused to look into claims by party members in Newham that the process resulting in the re-selection of Sir Robin Wales as their candidate for next year’s borough mayor […]


The implications of Grenfell run deep, so let’s not be shallow about it

Nearly two weeks have passed since Londoners woke to the news that Grenfell Tower was on fire. That time has been filled with an overpowering quantity of news, opinion and social media exchanges. Some has been measured […]


Transport for London urged to speed up affordable housing delivery

The London Mayor’s transport body will need a more streamlined approach to developing its surplus land if it is to meet its target for building “genuinely affordable” new homes, according to a new London Assembly […]


Why Sadiq Khan says he has ‘no powers’ to stop loss of Battersea affordable homes

The number of affordable homes included in the big, expensive Battersea Power Station redevelopment scheme is set to be reduced from 636 to 386, down by 250. People have been asking why Sadiq Khan, so […]


Some early thoughts about the mayor’s draft transport strategy

Transport is a policy area over which London Mayors have some of their greatest and most direct control, so the publication of Sadiq Khan’s draft transport strategy is a big moment in his time at City Hall. […]


Leading property firms offer free housing to Grenfell survivors

Vacant housing across London is being made available to Grenfell Tower fire survivors as rent-free temporary accommodation by some of Britain’s leading property companies. Members of the British Property Federation (BPF), which represents around 400 developers, investors and other […]


Millwall & New Bermondsey: ‘Club is not the voice of the people,’ tribunal hears

As Lord Dyson continues his inquiry into Lewisham Council’s handling of the proposed redevelopment of South Bermondsey around Millwall Football Club, an appeal against Lewisham’s refusal to release certain documents relating to the scheme sought through a Freedom […]


Seizing London’s empty homes would not solve its housing crisis

Cries from Labour politicians, including Jeremy Corbyn, for unoccupied residential properties in Royal Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) to be requisitioned for the use of survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have touched a chord and […]