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  1. 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, warning...

  2. 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...

  1. 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 infrastructure, as...

  2. 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 resolved...

  3. 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...

  4. 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 proposals...

  5. 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...

  6. 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 figures...

  7. December 12, 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 policy...

  8. 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 end...

  9. 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 this...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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 it?”...

  13. 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 from...

  14. 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...

  15. April 11, 2013

    Blueprint for northeast resurgence unveiled

    United action to commercialise innovation and champion inward investment is among key recommendations launched on Thursday...

  16. March 14, 2013

    Independent body to oversee infrastructure

    Britain’s big infrastructure projects are expected to be handed to an independent body to try to reduce political risk after...

  17. February 5, 2013

    TfL considers options for ‘Crossrail 2’

    Planning is set to start on a new multibillion pound north-south rail link for London that backers say is essential to stop...

  18. FT Data

    December 14, 2012

    Getting around the official statistics

    Last week, I went to Wolverhampton where I spoke at a local debate, organised by the university and Pat McFadden, the local...

  19. December 10, 2012

    Labour announces infrastructure review

    Labour will announce on Monday its panel of advisers to carry out a review of Britain’s long-term infrastructure needs on...

  20. October 11, 2012

    Libya case must not scare LSE, says new head

    The new director of the London School of Economics says the college must be unafraid of working with controversial regimes...

  21. October 2, 2012

    Politicians set sights on bridging skills gap

    Ed Miliband used his keynote speech to the Labour party conference to set out plans to tackle England’s longstanding...

  22. September 23, 2012

    A fight to narrow the educational divide

    Education, Education, Education: Reforming England’s Schools, by Andrew Adonis, Biteback, RRP£12.99 In 1995, Hackney Downs...

  23. Westminster Blog

    August 29, 2012

    Labour calls for aviation cross-party talks

    Nick Clegg yesterday came to the defence of embattled transport secretary Justine Greening, insisting that there would be no...

  24. August 5, 2012

    London schools rise to the challenge

    There is nothing bog-standard about London’s comprehensive schools these days. After years of policy interventions, the...

  25. August 3, 2012

    The new British establishment

    I left Britain 10 years ago, because I’d bought a flat in Paris for next to nothing. The Olympics are my longest stretch...

  26. June 13, 2012

    Cameron committed to high-speed rail link

    While David Cameron is going cold on the idea of a glittering new London airport in the Thames Estuary, the prime minister...

  27. June 4, 2012

    Two Eds grow together as Balls’ star rises

    When Ed Miliband became the Labour party leader almost two years ago, he was determined to block one man from becoming...

  28. May 21, 2012

    London urged to start work on Crossrail 2

    Detailed planning must start urgently on a £15bn north-south rail link for London to avoid the capital’s underground system...

  29. May 15, 2012

    Miliband carries out limited reshuffle

    Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, has put the party’s policy review in the hands of Jon Cruddas, an east London backbencher,...

  30. May 3, 2012

    Cameron in push for elected city mayors

    David Cameron made a last-ditch effort to rescue another flagship coalition policy on Thursday as he urged England’s big...

  31. April 12, 2012

    Cross-party group pushes case for elected mayors

    Greg Clark is on a mission to correct what he sees as Labour’s “emasculation” of Britain’s largest cities and its obsession...

  32. March 7, 2012

    HS2 funding drives rail cuts, says regulator

    Plans to cut the cost of running the railways, due to be unveiled by the government on Thursday, are driven more by concern...

  33. January 24, 2012

    London’s allure worsens educational divide

    The allure of life in London could be an important factor in England’s north-south educational divide. An FT survey has...

  34. January 20, 2012

    Vaulting Victorian ambition conquers common sense

    My airport is bigger than your airport. My airport will, at least, be bigger than your airport in 15 or 20 years’ time, once...

  35. January 9, 2012

    HS2 rail link nears green light

    The country’s biggest infrastructure project in modern times is set to get a green light from the government on Tuesday with...

  36. September 29, 2011

    RM blames education cuts for workforce cull

    RM is to shed more than a fifth of its workforce as part of a far-reaching overhaul after the schools supplier blamed...

  37. May 12, 2011

    Voters turn their back on coalition idea

    The public has no love for the coalition and, a year into its tenure, support is declining for the whole idea of two-party...

  38. May 1, 2011

    Minimum wage rated top policy, say academics

    What is the most successful policy of the past 30 years? Ask a bunch of political academics and their answer – perhaps...

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