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From the archives: Labour election special

24 September 2010 12:19

A double hit from the Spectator archives, this week, in recognition of events in Labour land. The first is a…

Boris v Ken, round 2

24 September 2010 10:19

What we have long expected has now been confirmed: Ken Livingstone will be Labour’s candidate against Boris in 2012. From…

From the archives – Boris for Mayor

10 September 2010 15:16

Boris Johnson has announced his candidacy for a second term as London Mayor. Here is what he wrote for the…

BoJo to stand for a second term as London Mayor

10 September 2010 9:07

Today, it seems, the uncertainty is going to come an end: Boris Johnson will confirm that he is running for…

Blair pulls out of book launch

6 September 2010 15:08

It is profoundly depressing that Tony Blair has had to pull out of his London book signing. Whatever you think…

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff

17 August 2010 13:03

Few writers can make a silly season story read like official history, so it’s worth drifting behind the Times’ paywall to read Rachel…

Cable won’t be Coalition candidate for Mayor

16 August 2010 19:30

The most bizarre story of the day is Michael Crick’s post saying that in Number 10 there’s discussion of Vince…

Livingstone the insurgent

14 August 2010 18:04

Ken Livingstone’s long reign as a Labour London Mayor was predicated on his supposed insurgency against New Labour’s orthodoxy. Well,…

A Boris success story?

30 July 2010 14:33

As strange as it sounds, the launch of Boris’s cycle hire scheme is a significant moment for the Mayor of…

Boris’ calculations

27 July 2010 10:37

There has been some speculation, most of it idle, that Boris Johnson will not stand for re-election as London Mayor…

Immigration: A Question of Patriotism

3 June 2010 11:34

Ben Brogan’s column in the Telegraph urges David Cameron to get tough on immigration and act quickly. He need have…

A Communist Mr Pooter

21 May 2010 17:33

From the Morning Star and noted without any need for much further comment: Veteran Communist Monty Goldman is jubilant over…

Osborne backs Crossrail

4 May 2010 13:50

George Osborne sounds a more confident note than most of his Tory bandmates in interview with the Standard today.  On…

Is Boris’ resignation a problem?

27 January 2010 10:46

Boris Johnson has resigned as Chairman of the Metropolitan Police Authority, apparently because he could not devote enough time to…

Don’t be surprised if Jowell is kept on by a Tory government

23 January 2010 10:29

As Ben Brogan outlined in his Telegraph column last November, there are plenty of Tories placing a good deal of…

Another name for the hat

19 January 2010 14:26

First there was Ken, then Peter Mandelson, and now Jon Cruddas is the latest name to be linked with Labour’s…

Cancel the London Afghanistan Conference

7 January 2010 17:14

In a few weeks time, a slew of foreign ministers will descend on London to attend a conference on Afghanistan.…

The NYT: The Detroit bomber was radicalised in London

30 December 2009 17:18

It is a depressing fact that the Detroit bomber appears to have been radicalised in London. Today, the New York…

Mayor Mandelson?

20 December 2009 10:21

When Mandelson said in his Spectator interview that he plans another 15 to 20 years in politics, what could he…

What do Muslims think?

14 December 2009 18:06

Coffee House readers sometimes complain that we do not talk enough about Muslims and Islam. I have certainly shied away…

How far could Boris go?

11 December 2009 12:25

At Tory conference a bunch of candidates got together for supper. The conversation turned, as it so often does on…

Welcome to London

18 October 2009 16:58

Visitors to London are now given an extra special welcome when they arrive at our stations, thanks to the Metropolitan…