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      Week Ahead Political Diary: Khan pulls away in London mayor race

      Londoners are expected to elect the first Muslim mayor of a major city on Thursday, with Labour’s Sadiq Khan boasting a...

    2. April 29, 2016

      Farewell to a mayor long on charisma, short on detail

      Eight years ago, an American journalist drove Boris Johnson “wild with irritation”. She was, he said, “gesticulating at...

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    1. April 28, 2016

      Corbyn under pressure to stamp out Labour party anti-Semitism

      Jeremy Corbyn is under mounting pressure to stamp out anti-Semitism in the Labour party, after former London mayor Ken...

    2. April 28, 2016

      How Jeremy Corbyn turned me into a political Jew

      This column is by way of an apology to Sadiq Khan. The Labour MP is the favourite to be the next mayor of London; he...

    3. April 28, 2016

      UK Labour party suspends former London mayor in anti-Semitism row

      The anti-Semitism row in Britain’s opposition Labour party intensified on Thursday with the suspension of the former...

    4. April 28, 2016

      Sadiq Khan camp wary of taking London mayor poll lead for granted

      One week before London votes for a new mayor, Sadiq Khan’s campaign is not taking for granted its commanding lead in...

    5. April 28, 2016

      London planning applications fall as builders await outcome of mayoral election

      The number of new homes receiving planning permission in London has dropped by two-thirds in the run-up to the mayoral...

    6. April 26, 2016

      Conservatives come under fire over child refugees vote

      Critics have attacked the Conservative party for its reluctance to admit 3,000 child refugees from Europe, claiming...

    7. April 26, 2016

      Racial politics leaves London mayor campaign at ‘disturbing low’

      The London mayor contest has sunk to “disturbing lows”, say Muslim groups that accuse the Conservatives of trying to...

    8. April 22, 2016

      London’s mayoral race falls short in every way

      Staring at the voters of Europe’s largest city are two Lilliputian choices for mayor. The Conservative Zac Goldsmith...

    9. April 22, 2016

      Zac v Sadiq: the race to become London’s next mayor

      Sadiq Khan looks like a man who thinks he is about to achieve something remarkable. Pumped up and sprinting from door...

    10. April 20, 2016

      Labour fury over ‘racist’ David Cameron’s attack on Sadiq Khan

      David Cameron was heckled by Labour MPs with cries of “racist” in the Commons as the prime minister joined Conservative...

    11. April 15, 2016

      Zac Goldsmith struggles in Boris Johnson’s shadow

      A forest of camera phones shoots up as Boris Johnson takes the stage to warn about the perils of London falling into...

    12. April 12, 2016

      Next London mayor faces housing challenge

      The biggest shock for young people moving to London is the cost of housing. “You rent until the age of 40 in a shared...

    13. April 8, 2016

      Westminster follows US trend for full disclosure

      Financial transparency has become one of the hottest issues in politics in recent years, and not just in the UK. David...

    14. March 25, 2016

      Brexit takes centre stage in London’s mayoral race

      Sadiq Khan, Labour’s candidate for London mayor, is to make the fight against Brexit a key campaign theme as he woos...

    15. March 23, 2016

      London transport funding faces squeeze

      London’s transport network is about to feel the impact of spending cuts for the first time in 15 years. By the end of...

    16. March 23, 2016

      Sadiq Khan plans 50% ‘affordable’ homes target for London

      The Labour frontrunner for mayor of London has suggested he would block big housing developments where half the homes...

    17. March 21, 2016

      London’s mayoral hopefuls focus on ethnic minorities

      The campaign to be the next mayor of London officially began on Monday, with both sides focusing their attention on the...

    18. March 16, 2016

      London’s suburbs are key to race for City Hall

      With eight weeks to go until London votes for its next mayor, success in the poll will hang on voters such as...

    19. March 10, 2016

      London’s mayoral rivals compete for green vision

      A ban on vehicles in Oxford Street, no lorries allowed in rush hour, a faster phase-out of diesel-fuelled black cabs...

    20. February 26, 2016

      The year that changed London

      To illustrate the historian’s dilemma, EH Carr used the metaphor of a road accident. An inebriated Jones in a car with...

    21. January 27, 2016

      The Tories should pay heed to Labour leader’s London support base

      The battle to be the next Mayor of London is Jeremy Corbyn’s first major test as leader of the Labour party. After all,...

    22. January 21, 2016

      Jeremy Corbyn’s policy chief Neale Coleman quits

      Neale Coleman, who was seen as an experienced and pragmatic voice in Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership team, has walked out....

    23. January 15, 2016

      Sadiq Khan charms business leaders in race to be London mayor

      In the race to be mayor of London, one candidate seems to have a clear lead when it comes to courting the business...

    24. January 8, 2016

      London breaks 2016 air quality rules, 175 hours into new year

      London has broken European air-quality rules for the whole of 2016 — just 175 hours into the new year. EU rules state...

    25. January 5, 2016

      London mayoral candidates trade racism accusations

      The two main candidates in May’s election for London mayor have started the year by trading racism accusations. Zac...

    26. December 10, 2015

      How flip-flops and flights of fancy hit London airport growth

      David Cameron’s prevarication over London airport policy is hardly new: broken promises and political flip-flops are...

    27. November 19, 2015

      London mayor hopeful Sadiq Khan tells Muslims to wake up to extremism

      Sadiq Khan has called on fellow Muslims to stop “burying their heads in the sand” about the challenge of extremism in...

    28. November 19, 2015

      Tory chairman Lord Feldman unaware of ‘abhorrent’ bullying

      Lord Feldman, the Conservative party chairman, has denied that he knew until recently about allegations of what he...

    29. November 2, 2015

      Lambeth council to resume Garden Bridge talks

      The controversial Garden Bridge over the Thames river looks set for a last-minute reprieve after a council blocking the...

    30. October 14, 2015

      The race to succeed Boris Johnson as London mayor

      Boris Johnson, London’s idiosyncratic mayor, is in reflective mood. His second term in City Hall ends next May and he...

    31. October 4, 2015

      London’s Garden Bridge faces mounting opposition

      The Garden Bridge over the Thames is one project that everyone in London has an opinion on. Just weeks ago, the high...

    32. October 2, 2015

      Contrast between London mayoral candidates could not be greater

      By picking a wealthy scion of the Goldsmith dynasty who is married to banking heiress Alice Rothschild, the...

    33. October 2, 2015

      Billionaire’s scion fights bus driver’s son for London mayor

      Zac Goldsmith, a multimillionaire environmental campaigner, has been named as the Conservative candidate to succeed...

    34. October 2, 2015

      Tories field Zac Goldsmith as London mayor

      Zac Goldsmith has been chosen as the Conservative candidate to take on Labour’s Sadiq Khan in the London mayoral...

    35. September 18, 2015

      Sadiq Khan attacks shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s policies

      Sadiq Khan, Labour’s candidate for mayor of London, has criticised the economic policies of John McDonnell, the new...

    36. September 11, 2015

      Labour party’s Sadiq Khan wins London mayor nomination

      Sadiq Khan has become the Labour party’s candidate in next year’s London mayoral contest after pulling ahead of the...

    37. August 24, 2015

      ‘Corbyn-mania’ lifts Sadiq Khan in London race

      The betting odds for Sadiq Khan to become Labour’s mayoral candidate have sharply narrowed after a huge influx of new...

    38. June 18, 2015

      London is too great a city for any politician to shape it

      Shakespeare, Chaucer, Newton, William Blake, TS Eliot, Ezra Pound. Peter Ackroyd has committed his life to the...

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