Brexit will make London less safe unless government acts on security concerns, says Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan has said that Londoners’ safety will be put at risk unless the government pays more attention to the security implications of leaving the European Union in its Brexit negotiations. At his monthly Mayor’s […]


Haringey Labour cabinet pulls plug on previous administration’s development vehicle plan

Haringey’s newly-formed Labour administration has confirmed that it will abandon its predecessor’s plan to form a joint venture company with a major regeneration specialist with a view to redeveloping council-owned land and increasing housing supply. In keeping with an […]


London’s boroughs are back in the house-building business and could do more, says new report

London’s boroughs are set to deliver some 23,600 homes over the next five years, but that total could be boosted to more than 37,000, according to a new report from think tank Centre for London, […]


Greenwich councillors block 1,000 new homes. How will Sadiq Khan respond?

The newly-formed planning committee of Labour-run Greenwich Council decided recently to block two housing schemes in the borough which between them would have produced over 1,000 new homes and both of which reached Sadiq Khan’s 35% […]


Labour selects think tank chief as Duncan Smith challenger in Chingford

Labour Party members in the Chingford and Woodford Green constituency have chosen think tank director Faiza Shaheen as their parliamentary candidate to challenge local Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith at the next election. Shaheen, who […]


Charles Wright: unanimity and obstacles on the road to delivering Mayor’s transport strategy

There was an impressive sense of unanimity – as well as an impressive line-up of speakers, from Transport for London boss Mike Brown and new deputy mayor for transport Heidi Alexander to acclaimed postmodernist architect […]


Sharon Ament: the Great Exhibition was London’s greatest idea

Sharon Ament is director of the Museum of London. This article was written for Centre For London’s London Ideas project and appears in the first edition of London Ideas magazine. On London is delighted to re-republish […]