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Neither May’s Brexit vision nor Corbyn’s old time religion meet London’s needs

No party won the general election and neither the Conservatives nor Labour offered programmes that were convincing for London, on whose economic strength the post-Brexit nation will depend even more heavily than it does now. Both […]

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Election 2017: even if YouGov’s polls are wrong about UK voters, they could still be right about London’s

Yesterday, people were looking through the London details of YouGov’s shock “new model” poll for The Times, which sensationally found that the Conservatives’ might actually lose seats nationally and that we might wake on 9 […]

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Fixed that for you: dodgy Liberal Democrat election graphs, 2017

Elections are a time for many things. I’ve come to think of them as a time for sniggering at parties’ desperate attempts to sway voters by presenting a dubious grasp of mathematics in graph form and […]

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Terror fanatics hate cosmopolitan cities and all that humankind loves them for

Along with the shock, the disbelief and the helpless, inadequate sympathy with those hurt, desperately worried, traumatised and so savagely bereaved by the bombing of Manchester Arena comes the familiar need for explanations. Where does the […]

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Earls Court: alternative masterplans for controversial scheme

Opponents and critics of the vast and controversial Earl’s Court project have been promoting alternative visions for the 77-acre site’s development. Students at University College London’s Bartlett School of Planning have exhibited their own masterplans for […]

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Election 2017: what does the Conservative manifesto promise London?

It’s a long time since the manifestos of Britain’s two biggest parties contrasted as sharply as those of Labour and the Conservatives do at this general election. But on one thing they agree: that London […]

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Labour’s new big city mayors must work with Sadiq Khan to salvage Brexit Britain

One year ago today, I and my fellow London politics freaks were in City Hall enduring the now traditional, interminable delay before the mayoral election result was made official. The sparkle of Sadiq Khan’s moment of triumph was slightly […]

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Richmond Park Tories have shamed their party by backing Zac Goldsmith again

It was Theresa May who, 15 years ago, memorably advised her fellow Conservatives that people called them “the nasty party” and that this was doing them no good. By selecting Zac Goldsmith as their candidate to […]

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Guest article: How Central London’s luxury property price falls could make housing even less affordable

This article was written by Rose Grayston, who is senior policy officer of the illustrious housing charity Shelter. It originally appeared on Shelter’s indispensable policy blog, and I am grateful for permission to re-publish it […]