Analysis

London borough elections 2018: ten perilous predictions

Predicting the outcomes of elections (or referendums) has been a mug’s game in recent years, with a succession of outcomes failing to match expectations formed from what appeared to be solid prior evidence. With today’s elections […]

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 […]

Comment

London haters makes spectacles of themselves over Exhibition Road collision

Yesterday, emerging from a cinema, I checked my phone for messages and news. A statement from Sadiq Khan referred to an incident in Exhibition Road, involving a car. Eleven people had been injured. First thought? Oh […]

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London Bridge attack: our solidarity will help us combat extremists

As the capital recoils from another jihadist murder strike and the full range of emotions surge, it is helpful to keep a cool, strong grip on the difference between conspiracy theories and reality. That is part of the […]

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Election 2017: a gloomy prognosis from all parties on London’s NHS

BBC London’s Karl Mercer has set out some big numbers about the National Health Service in London: Each year 60 million GP consultations take place, roughly 165,000 a day. Nearly £18bn is spent on the NHS […]

News

Election 2017: Ukip confirms Anne Marie Waters Lewisham East candidacy ‘not ratified’

A Ukip member who has described Islam as “the only ‘evil’ we have legalised”, will not contest the Labour-held Lewisham East constituency for her party, as its governing national executive committee (NEC) has chosen not to approve her candidacy. Anne […]

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Election 2017: Ukip could stop Islam critic standing in Lewisham East

The candidate selected by Ukip members to contest the constituency of Lewisham East could be prevented from standing, according to the party’s leader Paul Nuttall, who has describing some of her past remarks about Islam as […]

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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 […]