London

One solution to the housing shortage – build on Hampstead Heath

15 January 2014 11:03

If I was going to measure possible reasons to desert the Tories at the next election, and I can think…

Vince Cable: London is ‘becoming a kind of giant suction machine’

19 December 2013 8:53

Vince Cable’s Today interview was remarkable for two reasons. The first was that the Business Secretary announced that he doesn’t…

Andrew Marr: London is being hollowed out by global investors

14 December 2013 11:39

During this year of recovery, I have enjoyed the turn of the seasons more than ever before. This has been…

London is different: the government will spend money there

4 December 2013 18:14

The chart at the top of this post comes from the government’s National (sic) Infrastructure Plan 2013. (Sic because it…

Russia’s take over of London is complete

3 December 2013 17:44

There are so many Russians in London that they are able to pack the Royal Albert Hall for the launch…

Operation Safeway: the Met are on the look out for rogue cyclists

25 November 2013 12:28

The Met Police took 166 of London’s traffic junctions hostage this morning. After a recent spate of cycling fatalities across…

Housing associations have had to change in order to fulfil their social responsibilities

22 November 2013 14:30

Regardless of your views on social housing, you’d have to admit there are far more obvious, and natural, targets for…

Did slavery never go away?

22 November 2013 9:22

There is blanket media coverage of ‘London’s shame’ – the news of the escape of three women who had been…

24 hour Tubes are on their way — the impact on London will be huge

21 November 2013 14:51

Ravers of London rejoice — 24-hour tubes at the weekend are finally on their way. TfL has announced today that…

Has local government in London left cycling in the wrong lane?

19 November 2013 10:42

A couple of months ago I wrote to the Crown Estate about its bike-unfriendly redevelopment of London’s Haymarket area, and…

The Muslim Brotherhood thrives in Britain

15 November 2013 9:27

The Muslim Brotherhood aren’t doing so well in Egypt at the moment. Happily they are making some gains in Britain.…

Drivers are a menace to society

8 November 2013 16:44

I hate drivers. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate all of them, just a considerably larger proportion than I…

Ho ho no

6 November 2013 11:51

Parents who have taken their little angels to see Father Christmas in his grotto at Selfridges got a shock: he’s…

Northern voters turn against HS2

1 November 2013 11:13

When George Osborne first announced his plans for high speed rail, I was all for it. I’ve spent too much…

Boris’s immigration issue

21 October 2013 16:17

When you discuss Boris Johnson’s leadership prospects with Tory MPs, one subject nearly always comes up: immigration. The Mayor is…

Three cheers for the board at West Ham

21 October 2013 11:22

What a pleasure it is to bring you a good news story this morning, something uplifting. On Saturday afternoon, West…

What have Londoners gained from the London housing bubble?

14 October 2013 13:40

Now that the middle class squeeze has become my sujet du bore at the fancy north London dinner parties I…

Boris Johnson’s speech to the Conservative conference: full text and audio

1 October 2013 15:13

listen to ‘Boris: ‘It’s time to cut the yellow Lib Dem albatross from around our necks’’ on Audioboo Good morning…

Ignore Labour’s rage against the machines

13 August 2013 12:01

Two months ago I walked into the railway station at Biarritz. Without thinking I headed to the ticket machine on…

The View from 22 – learning to switch off, is London the new Venice and Britain’s shale ambitions vs. the EU

8 August 2013 14:10

Will holidays ever be truly relaxing again? In this week’s View from 22 podcast, Mary Wakefield and Freddy Gray discuss…

Hoxton is dead

25 June 2013 12:24

You can always tell when an ‘edgy’ part of London loses its cool; it’s normally around the time a Starbucks…

Boris Johnson’s 2020 vision: 5 key points

11 June 2013 15:30

Boy, is Boris Johnson persuasive. Not for him the anodyne policy documents that anyone else in regional or central government…

You’re going to lose. It is only you against many.

23 May 2013 13:15

If, in the aftermath of an act of would-be terror, the people refuse to be terrorised does it still remain…

Seriously eccentric – Chaplin & Company by Mave Fellowes

16 May 2013 14:19

Chaplin & Company is an alarming proposition for anyone with a low threshold for the cute and quirky. Its main…

The life and opinions of Boris Johnson

26 March 2013 12:50

It was inevitable, after the Mair interview and the Cockerell profile, that Boris would dominate the news this morning. Steve…