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Culture

London Mayors at Christmas, past and present

Christmas broadcasts by London Mayors have yet to embed themselves in the festive viewing habits of the capital, but Sadiq Khan has made a decent job of looking back at a year scarred by terrorist attacks and the Grenfell […]

Comment
Comment

With goodwill and good sense, Uber and TfL can work it out

A lot has happened since Friday, when some hoped and many feared that Transport for London was on the point of running Uber out of town. That was never going to happen in the short term and almost certainly […]

Analysis
Analysis

How will Sadiq Khan’s 35% affordable housing threshold work?

Sadiq Khan’s housing mission might be briefly summarised as trying to make the supply of new homes in London better fit the shape of London’s housing needs. Good for him, because the current mismatch is absurd. The chart from […]

Analysis

Why Sadiq Khan has enthused London housing associations

Recent analysis by Estates Gazette suggested to that knowledgable journal that one part of Sadiq Khan’s strategy for improving the supply of “genuinely affordable” new homes in London – incentivising commercial developers to include a minimum 35% […]

Analysis

Sadiq Khan’s affordable housing strategy appears to be getting some early results

The first anniversary of Sadiq Khan’s election as London Mayor was partly obscured by the general election campaign and much of his time and energy has lately been spent on coping with the impacts of terror attacks and […]

Analysis

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. […]

Comment

Comment: don’t rush to judgments about the Grenfell Tower fire

The horrifying fire in the Grenfell Tower in North Kensington that, as I write, has claimed the lives of six Londoners* and counting is already prompting a range of responses. Sadiq Khan has said that all the answers […]