Arise Ye Workers: London Dock Strike, 1972

By the time the national dock strike began in July, 1972, London’s docks were already in decline. During the 1960s over 80,000 jobs were lost in the dockland boroughs of Greenwich, Lewisham, Newham, Tower Hamlets […]


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 […]


Millwall and New Bermondsey: even the tax issues are not black and white

Earlier this week, I wrote that the dispute between Millwall Football Club and Lewisham Council over the proposed redevelopment of land adjacent to the club is not a tale of  “community resistance” to a venal alliance between “Blairite” […]


How will London’s High Streets change and grow?

It is easy to take London’s High Streets for granted: there they are, just round the corner, providing bread, milk and bus stops. They never go away. But their constancy can give rise to complacency: […]


Lewisham Labour selects 2018 borough mayor candidate

Labour Party members in Lewisham have selected Damien Egan, the council’s cabinet member for housing, to be their party’s candidate in next year’s mayoral election despite a strong showing by his fellow councillor Paul Bell, […]


Labour in London: Momentum, ‘moderates’ and candidate selections

Recent internal Labour Party elections in Haringey resulting in a string of wins for candidates backed by Momentum, the group formed to back Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, have refuelled talk of big shifts in the Labour grassroots landscape, perhaps changing […]


Lewisham Labour mayoral hopefuls set out differing views on Millwall and New Bermondsey scheme

Three Labour councillors hoping to become the next executive mayor of Lewisham have set out sometimes sharply different positions on a controversial regeneration plan in the borough, which would involve the redevelopment of a 30-acre […]


Battle to become Labour’s Lewisham mayoral candidate gets underway

Update, 28 July 2017: All five Lewisham councillors profiled in the article below have been shortlisted to take part in the candidate selection contest. Ballot papers will be sent out early in September, voting will […]


Millwall & New Bermondsey: Willow Winston gives evidence to FoI tribunal

In a cramped meeting room on Bloomsbury’s elegant Alfred Place, artist Willow Winston, characterised elsewhere as the “unlikely hero in the fight to save Millwall Football Club” from “aggressive redevelopment”, painted a broader background canvas. She […]