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    Book Review: This is London: Life and Death in the World City by Ben Judah

Book Review: This is London: Life and Death in the World City by Ben Judah

In This is London: Life and Death in the World City, journalist Ben Judah returns to the city in which he was born, immersing himself in intermittently surreal and harrowing encounters in order to discover the various faces of contemporary London. While Judah’s decision to focus on the extremes at times neglects the richness enfolded in the stories of […]

London needs open workspaces for creativity and growth

This week, permitted development rights (PDR) – which allow the fast-tracked conversion of office space to residential use – will come permanently into force, having been temporarily in place since 2013. In areas of London with excess office space and a limited supply of housing, this will help policymakers meet the enormous challenge of supplying enough homes, alongside efforts […]

The UK needs a devolved government for London

London is the UK’s undiscovered country and it is time we recognised it as the fifth constituent part by granting it the devolved political powers it deserves. Tim Oliver argues a devolved government for London would help to rebalance the UK towards a federal union more than any other constitutional change. It would give the metropolis the freedom to […]

January 27th, 2016|Featured|1 Comment|
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    What’s happening to poverty and opportunity in London? The good, the bad and the ugly

What’s happening to poverty and opportunity in London? The good, the bad and the ugly

Following research by the New Policy Institute (NPI), Gavin Kelly looks at aspects of London’s poverty profile since the recession. He writes that, despite the gloom of the housing market and the rise in in-work poverty, the capital’s schools have made astonishing improvements, especially in regard to the achievements of deprived children, while many new jobs have been created. […]

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    A kingdom of many parts: analysing how Londoners and the English view the EU is key

A kingdom of many parts: analysing how Londoners and the English view the EU is key

The English are 85% of the UK’s population, with London home to a population equal to that of Scotland and Wales combined and an economy that makes up 22% of that of the UK. As Tim Oliver argues, analysing how the English and how Londoners view the EU concurrently is therefore vital to understanding how the UK will vote […]

December 10th, 2015|Brexit, Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    More radical thinking than we are currently seeing will be needed to secure the devolved powers that London needs

More radical thinking than we are currently seeing will be needed to secure the devolved powers that London needs

London is the United Kingdom’s pre-eminent city, with enormous global economic clout. Here, Richard Brown argues that in order to thrive, more radical thinking than we have seen recently will be needed to ensure that the Capital’s governance structures and range of powers is appropriate for the modern age. 

The Government’s sporadic and asymmetric approach to devolution reminds me of […]

September 11th, 2015|Featured|4 Comments|
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    Lyons and London: Labour’s latest housing review should not ignore initiatives in the capital

Lyons and London: Labour’s latest housing review should not ignore initiatives in the capital

Labour’s housing commission has just published a set of proposals for building new homes. Christine Whitehead, a member of the LSE’s Housing in London project, which is looking into ways of addressing the supply crisis, reviews the report. She writes that there is an oddly brief section specific to London, even though the city’s housing needs make up at least 25 per cent of […]

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    London bucks the UKIP surge and appears headed in a direction far removed from the rest of the UK

London bucks the UKIP surge and appears headed in a direction far removed from the rest of the UK

It should come as no surprise that UKIP failed to make significant gains in London during the recent European and local elections. A global and European city that benefits immensely from how the UK is currently run and which is home to the UK’s largest non-British population was never going to be fertile territory for a party campaigning on […]

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