Analysis

London’s regeneration tension will not just go away

Looking back at the borough election results, two of the smaller outcomes seem to speak clearly to a larger theme – the heightening tensions arising from property development in various parts of town. One of those two […]

Analysis

Labour has become still stronger in London but weaknesses have been exposed

Competition over the meaning of Labour’s results on Thursday has been almost as fierce as the battle for votes itself, with the more fervent of Jeremy Corbyn’s admirers insisting that the party’s failure to hit […]

Analysis

Brent Momentum bonds with Communists. A trip down Memory Lane

News that a branch of Momentum in London and the Communist Party of Britain are holding a public discussion about ways to work together “for a socialist future” has triggered another tremor of déjà vu following […]

Analysis

How do you get more homes built in Outer London?

Figures released by London First at its Building London Week event revealed that of the 26,458 new homes completed across the capital during 2017, only 3,278 were in Outer London, or just over 12%. That is despite the […]

Analysis

London, Labour and Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit fudge

Responding to Tony Blair’s latest intervention on Brexit, polling expert and Tufnell Park resident Keiran Pedley wrote: “Interesting that Blair and Corbyn’s roles have almost reversed. Blair going all out on a policy position regardless […]

News

Higher education participation in London is widening, says new report

For the first time there are more Londoners in some form of higher education in the capital whose parents didn’t go to university than Londoners with parents who did, according to new research for London Councils. […]

Comment

London housing: the big gaps in Anna Minton’s Big Capital

A Grand Narrative explaining London’s present housing problems has evolved in recent years. Emanating from a Protest Left intelligentsia of academics, upmarket liberal journalists, oppositional politicians and media-savvy neighbourhood activists, it helps sustain the populist belief that […]

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Lib Dems muster in Vauxhall to challenge Kate Hoey, but local Greens won’t stand aside to help

The Liberal Democrats have served notice that the Vauxhall constituency of Labour Brexit supporter Kate Hoey is likely to be a high profile target for them in London, but will have to overturn a huge […]

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A vote for Kate Hoey is ‘now a vote for Ukip,’ claim Lib Dems after Paul Nuttall calls her a ‘good Brexiteer’

The Liberal Democrats have claimed that “a vote for Labour in Vauxhall is now a vote for Ukip,” after Ukip leader Paul Nuttall suggested his party might not field a candidate in the south London constituency […]