Pessimism meets resilience in face of 75,000 financial sector job loss scenario

News that the Bank of England anticipates up to 75,000 financial services jobs being lost as a result of Brexit is an alarming addition to those “mixed signals” about the state of London’s economy reported in […]


Universal Credit: worry, arrears and ‘desperate stories’ emerge from London roll out

Not enough attention has been paid to the Smith Institute‘s recent study of the effects of the government’s Universal Credit policy on social housing tenants in parts of London. It underlines how the early roll […]


Barking and Dagenham leader hails ‘landmark day’ as he seeks backers for major new film studio

Plans for a major new international film studio to be built in Dagenham were further advanced today with the publication of an economic study backed by London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Barking and Dagenham Council leader […]


Sir Mark Boleat’s take on London affordable homes is not ‘out of order’

A new report on London’s housing problems provoked a sharp rebuke from shadow housing minister John Healey. On Twitter he described Sir Mark Boleat, chairman of the government supported Housing And Finance Institute, as “out of […]


Tube journey numbers fall amid ‘mixed signals’ for London economy

The London Underground has seen the first decline in its annual number of passenger journeys since 2010, one of a varying range of pointers to the health of the capital’s economy published by the Greater London Authority (GLA). […]


Vic Keegan’s Lost London 12: Saint Pancras Old Church

Saint Pancras old church – not to be confused with its Johnny-come-lately namesake on the Euston Road – deserves to have a book written about it. The original building goes back to the fourth century, pre-dating […]


What would a Haringey Council led by the Corbyn Left do?

The campaign to replace leaders of the Labour group currently running Haringey with councillors more aligned with Jeremy Corbyn has been quite widely documented, not least by this website. Protesters have found a potent focus in […]


Cockney’tivity: the confecting of a ‘social cleansing’ row

Another day, another “social cleansing” article from the Guardian, whose news and opinion sections appear to be entirely at the service of anyone out there who can scare up some new iteration of that fatuous concept. “A theatre company […]