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The Mayor

Discussion on the Mayor of London

Getting real about London’s housing need “photography of brown concrete building” by João Barbosa on Unsplash The minister in Whitehall sets a target and expects it to be met, but no one ever built a house because of a target. The target-driven way in which we seem to run public services is an echo from the Blair past....
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One London was a phrase first used by the late Labour MP, Dame Tessa Jowell, when she ran for the London Mayor against the current Mayor. She identified that London was becoming a divided city and I agree with her. Having said that, we come from different political traditions and my solution to the problems will...
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Our kids can’t buy a home in London. Am I to be the last generation of ordinary Londoners who can afford to live here? Londoners don’t believe London can solve the London housing crisis alone. To build in the way we do, constantly increasing unattainable targets and then increasing them again when they are not...
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I voted remain. What the Government has been tasked with undertaking is I believe the most divisive and difficult issue to tackle since probably the Great Reform Act or Universal Suffrage. Brexit will happen and therefore we need to get on with making it work for London rather than continue to divide London on this...
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Mayor Khan told us he would be a “Mayor for all Londoners”. What we seem to have got is a Mayor who acts as if London is there for Mayor Khan’s benefit before the rest of us. I wrote some months ago, in the aftermath of the tragic Grenfell fire, that there was a sense...
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