News

Haringey: ‘Corbyn Council’ housing goals at risk if it scraps Lendlease development deal

Haringey’s new Labour-run council could miss its house building targets, damage its own finances and possibly face legal action if it ditches plans to form a property development company formulated by the previous Labour administration, according to […]

Analysis

Five years of the New Routemaster. How has Boris Johnson’s hallmark policy fared?

Five years have passed since the New Routemaster, also known as the “Boris Bus”, went into full service on one of the capital’s 700 routes – the prestigious No 24, linking Hampstead and Pimlico, via […]

Analysis

Lewisham East: Labour wins with ease but its internal struggles continue

The outcome of yesterday’s Lewisham East by-election is being subjected to as much fevered interpretation as was the process by which Labour selected its candidate Janet Daby. She comfortably held the seat formerly occupied by Heidi Alexander, taking 50.2% […]

Comment

Grenfell inquiry might confound the “bad city” London narrative

Throughout the year since the Grenfell Tower disaster, political activists, many journalists and a pack of social media agitators have been telling the world – and each other – a story about who was to blame, much of […]

Comment

The overblown Garden Bridge show now looks over

Boris Johnson’s appearance before the GLA oversight committee yesterday was, unsurprisingly, largely a revival of the old Mayor Boris Show, complete with close attention from those in the Big Media who think they smell about […]

Comment

Katharine Hibbert: property guardian companies are a force for good in tackling London’s housing crisis

Katharine Hibbert has considerable experience of meeting London’s housing and other cost of living challenges. She wrote a book about it. In 2011, she set up a business to help others find homes they can afford. This is […]

Comment

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” […]

Comment

Millwall & New Bermondsey: it’s time to get this story straight

For most of 2017 and for some time before, Millwall Football Club, a group of its supporters and the sports pages of the Guardian have been conducting a campaign against the plans of Lewisham Council to have 30 acres […]

News

Millwall and New Bermondsey: independent report finds claims of impropriety against Lewisham Council ‘unfounded’

Allegations of impropriety against Lewisham Council over its handling of a major redevelopment project in the vicinity of Millwall Football Club have been rejected as “unfounded” by a former senior judge brought in to conduct an independent […]

Analysis

Cockney’tivity: the confecting of a ‘social cleansing’ row

Another day, another “social cleansing” article from the Guardian, whose news and opinion sections appear to be entirely at the service of anyone out there who can scare up some new iteration of that fatuous concept. “A theatre company […]