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    1. December 1, 2014

      Will the liberal George Osborne please stand up

      For Samuel Johnson, “the first Whig was the devil”. Eighteenth-century England’s great man of letters had a Tory love of...

    2. November 30, 2014

      One huge pension pot is not a pot of gold

      London mayor Boris Johnson (The Telegraph, October 5 2014) is correct to point to the many public pension schemes across the...

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    1. November 28, 2014

      Incredible examples of dumbing down

      Sir, Helen Boaden, director of BBC radio, says that Radio 3 remains “incredibly different” from Classic FM. The editor of...

    2. November 27, 2014

      Revenue projections boost Crossrail 2

      Half of the £27.5bn cost of Crossrail 2 in London could be met with revenue from fares, business rates and a tax on new...

    3. November 25, 2014

      Notebook: An American expatriate shares Boris Johnson’s tax pain

      As something of a bleeding-heart leftie, finding myself cheering for Boris Johnson is awkward at best. At worst it has...

    4. November 24, 2014

      Cameron needs to lift British politics out of its petty state

      Grief is supposed to move in five stages from denial to acceptance. Since losing its empire Britain has skipped from the...

    5. November 21, 2014

      US citizenship returns to tax Boris

      London mayor Boris Johnson has found that his American passport has put him in conflict with the Internal Revenue Service,...

    6. November 21, 2014

      Support the arts: enter the draw

      Twenty years ago this week, Britons bought their first tickets in the newly established National Lottery. The brainchild of...

    7. November 21, 2014

      Cheshire Cat smiles mask danger in UK politics

      Look carefully at the photos from Thursday’s by-election victory of the UK Independence party in Rochester, or those of last...

    8. November 20, 2014

      Mayor of London caught up in US tax dispute

      Boris Johnson has admitted that the US authorities are pursuing him for an unpaid tax demand. The Conservative mayor of...

    9. November 19, 2014

      Westminster sees 5% of offices converted into homes

      Westminster, London’s biggest borough for employment, has lost enough office space for 78,000 workers as a result of the...

    10. November 17, 2014

      Eton head master Tony Little to join education group

      Tony Little, the head master of Eton College, is to take up a new oversight role at the international education company Gems...

    11. November 11, 2014

      Part-time workers benefit from London fare caps

      The mayor of London is to introduce new daily caps on pay-as-you-go Oyster and contactless fares that will lower the cost of...

    12. November 11, 2014

      Perils of Heathrow airport U-turn weigh on parties

      The Tories are expected to carry out a U-turn over Heathrow next year if the Davies commission throws its weight behind a...

    13. November 3, 2014

      Levy hitting UK housebuilding, study finds

      A tax meant to help pay for infrastructure improvements is deterring the construction of homes, according to research. The...

    14. October 28, 2014

      Boris Johnson fears for London economy without Crossrail 2

      The London mayor warned on Tuesday that the capital would “seize up” without Crossrail 2, a proposed £20bn rail line linking...

    15. October 24, 2014

      ‘The Churchill Factor’, by Boris Johnson

      Whatever has the mayor of London done now? Whatever makes him think that a prominent British politician with a full-time job...

    16. October 21, 2014

      Cargiant and Queens Park Rangers battle to build thousands of London homes

      Two businesses have unveiled rival plans to build thousands of homes on the last big undeveloped site in London – even...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      October 15, 2014

      Lone stand

      Stefan Wermuth/Reuters A demonstrator protests outside the Mipim international property fair at Olympia in London ...

    18. October 10, 2014

      Boris Johnson’s cycle superhighway splits London business opinion

      London’s cyclists skim along a dedicated track stretching from Tower Hill in the east to Royal Oak in the west, or glide...

    19. October 9, 2014

      City should be spared resident evil

      Free markets are threatening the future of the City. That is the paradox of a government plan to allow offices to be...

    20. October 9, 2014

      Boris Johnson’s pension fund logic is flawed

      The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has called for a consolidation of public sector pension schemes in order to make them...

    21. October 8, 2014

      Office to home conversions threaten future of City

      London mayor Boris Johnson has teamed up with business lobbyists and the property industry to warn that government planning...

    22. October 7, 2014

      London Underground to go on 2-day strike

      London Underground workers will go on strike for 48 hours next week, adding their weight to a wave of simultaneous...

    23. October 6, 2014

      Pension fund backs mayor’s megafund idea

      One of the UK’s largest public sector pension funds has thrown its support behind calls by Boris Johnson for the UK’s public...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      September 30, 2014

      "Behold this brick"

      Charlie Bibby/FT Boris Johnson, London Mayor, delivers his speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham. ...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      September 30, 2014

      Laughing at Boris

      Charlie Bibby/FT Prime Minster, David Cameron, laughs as Boris Johnson, London Mayor, delivers his speech at the...

    26. September 30, 2014

      May’s masterful message says look out for ME

      There is of course no vacancy, no overt suggestion whatever of David Cameron being replaced as Conservative leader. And yet....

    27. September 29, 2014

      Is it London’s turn for devolution?

      Politicians and business leaders in London could be forgiven for feeling frustrated. The capital is overwhelmingly the most...

    28. September 29, 2014

      The threat to London as an airport hub

      Britain faces a tough decision. More people are flying and airports are edging towards capacity. The UK needs extra runway...

    29. 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...

    30. September 29, 2014

      London’s property tipping points

      London’s property market has boomed since the global financial crisis receded, but many in the real estate sector are...

    31. September 17, 2014

      Scottish independence: Boris Johnson mocks Rupert Murdoch’s hints

      Boris Johnson has teased Rupert Murdoch for his flirtation with Scottish independence, saying the media baron need look no...

    32. September 12, 2014

      London mayor Boris Johnson selected as Tory candidate in Uxbridge

      Boris Johnson is a step closer to returning to Westminster next year after being selected to fight a safe Tory seat in the...

    33. September 10, 2014

      Paying the price to keep Scotland’s love

      In the wake of polls suggesting that Scotland could be poised to vote for independence next week, the unionist party leaders...

    34. September 8, 2014

      George Osborne freezes rail fares but his constituents take hit

      George Osborne has announced that commuter rail fares will be frozen in real terms for another year, but some “unregulated”...

    35. September 2, 2014

      Business groups call for decision on new airport runway

      By eliminating “Boris Island” from his list of possible contenders for UK airport expansion, Sir Howard Davies has created...

    36. September 2, 2014

      Johnson refuses to accept ‘Boris Island’ defeat

      Boris Johnson has refused to accept defeat following the rejection of his ambitious proposal for a new British airport in...

    37. September 2, 2014

      Scotland Yard building put up for sale at £250m

      New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, will be put up for sale on Tuesday at a guide price of...

    38. September 1, 2014

      ‘Boris Island’ airport plan to be sunk by aviation commission

      Boris Johnson’s ambitious proposal for a major new British airport in the Thames estuary to replace Heathrow will be buried...

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