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    1. August 22, 2016

      A failure of imagination blights Britain’s housing policy

      Just after Gordon Brown had been elected unopposed as Labour party leader in 2007, I met the late Philip Gould, the...

    2. May 25, 2016

      Northern politicians question Adonis role in Crossrail 2

      Politicians and businesses in the north of England have said UK infrastructure chief Lord Adonis could have a conflict...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Cameron makes Lord Sugar enterprise tsar

      David Cameron has appointed Lord Sugar — a former Labour peer — as his new enterprise tsar in the latest attempt by the...

    2. May 24, 2016

      London mayor Sadiq Khan appoints top team

      Sadiq Khan, London’s new mayor, has appointed his top team at City Hall, putting Lord Andrew Adonis in charge of the...

    3. FT Data

      March 15, 2016

      UK Budget, Supermarkets, Northern economy, Polyamorous relationships: The day in four charts

      March 15: the day in 4 charts Today’s top stories: Ahead of Wednesday’s budget, George Osborne is feeling the pressure...

    4. March 10, 2016

      Adonis calls for Crossrail 2 to be a priority

      A proposed £27bn rail route from the north to the south of London should be a national priority, according to the head...

    5. March 7, 2016

      Osborne to support fast Leeds-Manchester rail link

      George Osborne is set to back a fast rail line between Manchester and Leeds in next week’s Budget as part of his...

    6. March 4, 2016

      Energy study shows £8bn consumer savings

      Improving Britain’s energy storage and managing electricity demand could save consumers up to £8bn a year by 2030,...

    7. February 3, 2016

      London estate regeneration schemes to cut socially rented homes

      Schemes to regenerate London’s rundown council estates will cost more than 7,000 socially rented homes, adding to...

    8. January 13, 2016

      Cameron and Corbyn in council estates row

      People who have bought homes on council estates across England through the Right To Buy scheme are set to see them...

    9. January 11, 2016

      Cameron outlines council estates reform

      Demolishing and rebuilding London's council estates could create 360,000 extra homes and quadruple property values,...

    10. November 25, 2015

      Autumn Statement: experts question infrastructure investment

      “We are the builders,” George Osborne claimed as he delivered his sixth Autumn Statement speech on Wednesday. But with...

    11. October 20, 2015

      Lord Warner says Labour ‘hasn’t hope in hell’ as he quits party

      Lord Warner, former Labour health minister, has resigned from the party, warning that it does not have a “hope in hell”...

    12. October 6, 2015

      A commission for firing up Britain’s bulldozers

      Britain needs better infrastructure. It is hard to find any economist who would dispute this. The same harmony exists...

    13. October 5, 2015

      Adonis infrastructure body to make plans for three big schemes

      Lord Adonis, the new chairman of the government’s independent infrastructure commission, has been given the task of...

    14. FT Alphaville

      October 5, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Tories time Lloyds retail sale

      Lloyds bank shares will be sold to the public at a 5 per cent discount by the Treasury, as George Osborne prepares to...

    15. October 5, 2015

      Osborne poaches Labour peer to lead rail and energy overhaul

      George Osborne will put Andrew Adonis, the former Labour transport secretary, at the head of a significant overhaul of...

    16. September 18, 2015

      Corbyn’s first week ends with vow to limit academies’ freedoms

      Labour under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership ended a dizzying week of policy shifts on Friday, as the party announced that...

    17. August 9, 2015

      HS2 contracts for £7bn put out to tender despite uncertainty

      Contracts worth £7bn for the tunnels and viaducts for HS2 are about to be put out to tender, despite continuing...

    18. June 10, 2015

      Knock down London council estates, says housing minister

      Housing minister Brandon Lewis has called for the demolition and redevelopment of council estates across London in a...

    19. April 10, 2015

      Welcome to the Londonsphere

      London’s future is up for grabs. When you try to imagine what direction the city might go in, it’s useful to think...

    20. March 22, 2015

      London councils urged to demolish and redevelop council estates

      London council estates should be demolished in order to build swaths of new houses for sale, according to Lord Adonis,...

    21. March 20, 2015

      London’s changing face benefits Labour campaign

      A phalanx of Labour activists in red cagoules works its way down a street near the Brent Cross shopping centre in north...

    22. September 29, 2014

      Who will be the next mayor of London?

      Candidates for the next London mayor Only two people have held the post of elected London mayor since it was created in...

    23. July 21, 2014

      Tony Blair urges Labour to remain party of the centre ground

      Former UK prime minister Tony Blair has urged Labour leader Ed Miliband to stick to the political centre ground,...

    24. July 7, 2014

      £6bn fund announced for English regions

      Ministers are setting out plans for £6bn of investment in new homes, transport links and training across England as the...

    25. June 30, 2014

      Labour unveils larger UK councils plan

      Labour is offering Britain’s cities and counties the prospect of extra funding for housing, transport and...

    26. June 25, 2014

      Doubts grow over Davies report on Heathrow

      Lord Heseltine and Lord Adonis have warned that the disagreement over whether to expand Heathrow is unlikely to be...

    27. Off Message

      April 29, 2014

      'HS2 is just one big punt'

      Christian Wolmar has written a short history of High Speed Rail 2 for the London Review of Books. “What is the point of...

    28. April 8, 2014

      Whitehall should set UK’s cities free

      It is hard these days to find a British politician who disagrees with the idea of devolution. A steady stream of...

    29. March 17, 2014

      Ebbsfleet’s long-stalled ‘garden city’ given new chance to grow

      George Osborne’s backing for the first new garden city for nearly a century at Ebbsfleet in Kent did not surprise local...

    30. February 16, 2014

      Adonis warns Labour of business backlash over mansion tax

      Labour faces a backlash from business people about its proposal for a “mansion tax”, one of the party’s most senior...

    31. December 13, 2013

      London needs investment in transport and housing, says Adonis

      London needs investment in bridges, rail routes, hub airport capacity and housing to fuel its economy, according to a...

    32. Westminster Blog

      December 12, 2013

      How Miliband has toned down his opposition to Heathrow third runway

      Ed Miliband used to hate the Heathrow third runway project so much that he nearly quit as energy secretary towards the...

    33. Off Message

      November 14, 2013

      This is what the Wolfson prize winner has to beat

      The announcement that next year’s Wolfson prize will reward the designs of a new garden city is reason enough to share...

    34. Off Message

      October 29, 2013

      The only cost-benefit analysis of HS2 that matters

      The UK government has published the fifth installment of the strategic case for High Speed 2. The changes to the...

    35. September 24, 2013

      High-speed rail project faces Labour party scrutiny

      An incoming Labour government would immediately put the contentious High Speed 2 rail scheme under review, senior party...

    36. September 6, 2013

      In tech we trust

      One November evening in 1989 I was loafing in my room at university when a friend began thumping on the door. “What is...

    37. August 26, 2013

      Could London ever be a city-state?

      It is fashionable these days to portray London as a nascent city-state, a world city pulling away in wealth and status...

    38. June 19, 2013

      Labour hardens stance on train operators

      Labour is stepping up its resistance to the privatisation of the East Coast rail line as the party hardens its stance...

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