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How can the Conservatives progress again in London?

How can the Conservatives recover in the capital? The thrashing of Zac Goldsmith in the 2016 mayoral election marked a new low in terms of both outcome and approach. But June’s general election results were […]

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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 […]

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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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Election 2017: London’s battleground seats

The most marginal seat in the capital is Croydon Central, which Conservative Gavin Barwell clung on to in 2015 by just 165 votes. But although it would require a swing of only 0.3% for Labour to deprive […]