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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. London and the World

      Exploring the global city, from politics, transport and massive demographic change to ...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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?”...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. April 11, 2013

      Blueprint for northeast resurgence unveiled

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

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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