London

London can be Blue again

14 May 2015 17:32

In the midst of a glorious election night for the Conservatives on 7 May, London stubbornly resisted the swing across…

God bless Peter Hendy. We all know London’s commuter services are awful

23 April 2015 18:05

Anyone who has spent some time travelling on Southeastern’s packed-to-bursting commuter lines – elbows in the back and heads tucked…

Revealed: Why the Tories have a big London problem

22 April 2015 9:42

This afternoon something rare will happen in this election campaign. David Cameron will campaign in London. While bus-ing and jetting all around…

Is London’s ‘diversity’ to blame for its ‘unprogressive’ views on homosexuality?

19 March 2015 18:41

I have been most interested in recent posts here by Alex Massie and Matthew Parris.  Here is a poll which…

Is Ian Katz plotting a return to ‘snooooozepapers’?

16 March 2015 15:34

With Katharine Viner guaranteed a final round interview to be the next Guardian editor-in-chief after winning a staff ballot, rumours are circulating that…

Yes, Scotland does receive an unfair share of public spending. Probably

11 March 2015 18:04

Gulp. But what about England? That’s one of the questions to be asked in the aftermath of the latest Scottish…

Suburban legends: Why London’s property boom seems set to help Labour win seats

3 March 2015 13:02

Economists have for some time spoken of a ‘great inversion’ of London, whereby property price hikes in inner London, often…

Kirstie Allsopp comes to Sir Malcolm Rifkind’s defence

24 February 2015 12:21

Sir Malcolm Rifkind’s decision to stand down as the MP for Kensington at the next election after a ‘cash for access’…

Should we actually be worried about the Syria-bound schoolgirls?

23 February 2015 9:42

Are you terribly worried about those three London ‘schoolgirls’ who have gone off to fight for the Islamic State in…

Dippygate: Natural History Museum’s diplodocus sacrificed on the commercial altar

18 February 2015 17:23

There was outcry last month when it was announced that ‘Dippy the Diplodocus’ is to be removed from the Natural…

Tory Black & White Ball tempts Nancy Dell’Olio into politics

14 February 2015 10:00

One of the more glamorous attendees of this week’s Tory Black and White ball was Nancy Dell’Olio. The former girlfriend…

The implosion of Scottish Labour means the battle for Britain has only just begun

4 February 2015 14:02

Gordon Brown is holding an adjournment debate on the union this evening, which comes after an Ashcroft poll which shows…

Today’s strikes in London highlight why we need trade union reforms

13 January 2015 15:53

Londoners were not a happy bunch this morning. Aside from the cold, wet weather, two-thirds of the capital’s buses were not running…

Does anyone in London actually know how the Barnett Formula works?

6 January 2015 11:49

We’ve just had two years of intensive constitutional politics. Time enough, you’d think, for even London-based politicians and commentators to…

A radical plan to ease Britain’s housing shortage – double the population of London

15 December 2014 13:55

Roger Scruton writes in today’s Daily Telegraph, a sentence that in itself fills me with a sense of Wa –…

The saga of Ed Miliband and White Van Man reveals a politics based on grievance and cowardice

24 November 2014 14:42

Say this for the current state of British politics: it keeps finding new lows. A while back I made the…

Our verdict on the North Korean embassy’s art exhibition: ‘I’ve seen worse’

7 November 2014 16:31

What’s your favourite of Kim Jong Un’s photo opportunities? I like the pictures of the cuddly psychopath inspecting a lubricant…

Lame duck unleashed – Bulgarian in London asks ‘what next’ on US immigration

5 November 2014 12:52

London Careening through the city in a minicab last night, en route to a pub in Bloomsbury that had promised to…

My generation can’t afford to buy a house in London; so what?

28 October 2014 18:58

The UK Land Registry today released its latest report on house prises, showing the ticket-cost of an average home in…

Gunpowder, treason and caviar – selling out in Westminster, Guido style

22 October 2014 12:20

If you’re going to sell out to the establishment, you might as well do so on an industrial scale. As…

The Spectator at war: Stiff upper lip

8 October 2014 8:30

From The Spectator, 10 October 1914: American visitors have been surprised at the apparent absence of emotion in England at such a…

Loyal Boris rallies the troops

29 September 2014 19:28

Boris Johnson was on loyal form tonight at the Conservative Home rally. He told the audience that the Tory advantage…

Ever wondered what goes on in those green sheds you see around London?

16 September 2014 18:10

You know, those mysterious huts that allow entry only to cab drivers? I used to fancy they were cover for…

The Spectator at war: A city at war

5 September 2014 8:30

From The Spectator, 5 September 1914: LONDON changes day by day, and the London of the first few days of…

My ‘fare-dodging’ hell

2 September 2014 12:01

At least every other time a ticket inspector boards a train or bus I’m on, I pretend I can’t find…