Sadiq Khan

The Last Word: More in common

Richard Angell  |  16 June 2017

Remembering Jo Cox, Labour’s post-election unity, the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, and #TipLondon – Progress director Richard Angell has this week’s Last Word The anniversary of Jo Cox’s brutal murder brings mixed emotions. For all of us that knew Jo there is the obvious loss and sense of pain. Each of us who did …

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A Westminster for the many

Ibrahim Dogus  |  15 May 2017

Cities of London and Westminster deserves a hardworking, accessible member of parliament that will fight their corner, argues Ibrahim Dogus My name is Ibrahim Dogus and I am standing as the Labour candidate in Cities of London and Westminster at the general election. After coming to London at the age of 14 with my family …

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The Last Word: Auf Wiedersehen, EU

Richard Angell  |  31 March 2017

Theresa May triggers article 50, Jeremy Corbyn’s abysmal polling in London and the NHS – Progress director Richard Angell has this week’s Last Word Auf Wiedersehen, Europe Wednesday was a day of real sorrow. The triggering of article 50 has been a long time coming, but seeing Theresa May actually send the letter brought back all the …

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An open goal for Labour on housing

Mark Walker  |  14 February 2017

The government’s housing white paper is evolutionary, not revolutionary – and it leaves much ground for Labour to occupy, argues Mark Walker In as much fanfare as the Brexit news cycle will allow the government launched its housing white paper last week – ‘Fixing our broken housing market’. The report got mixed reception and it …

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A grubby bid to reduce workers’ rights

Steve Reed MP  |  25 January 2017

By using Southern Rail strikes as a precept to attack workers’ rights, the Tories have once again put party politics ahead of the people, argues Steve Reed MP Yesterday parliament voted down a grubby Tory bid to reduce workers’ rights that used the recent Southern Rail strikes as a pretext. Chris Philp, Tory member of …

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London must stay open after Brexit

Karen Buck MP  |  23 January 2017

A hard Brexit would not be in the interest of London – or the country, argues Karen Buck MP People may often determine how they vote after a rational assessment of whether the party or proposal in front of them will leave them better off, but the events of 2016 acted as a sharp reminder that …

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A living wage for all workers

Marian Craig  |  14 November 2016

This year, mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced the new London living wage will be £9.75 an hour (increasing to £10 an hour during his term in office) – for the rest of the United Kingdom the new rate will be £8.45 an hour. Currently, more than 3000 employers voluntarily pay this living wage – over …

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Enough to live on

Fiona Twycross AM  |  4 November 2016

This week the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, unveiled the new hourly rate for the London living wage at the start of Living Wage Week. Nationally, the living wage rate has reached £8.45 per hour. In London, recognising the expenses associated with living and working in the capital, the rate has increased from £9.40 to …

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London is the only home I know

Aminur Rahman  |  1 November 2016

Does Islamophobia exist in 2016 Britain? On 20 October, I stopped by my local bank where I was part of a conversation with a bank advisor who happened to be a British Asian man whose parents believed in the Hindu faith. Now you must be thinking, how does this have any relation to Islamophobia? What …

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Reason to be cheerful

Richard Angell  |  27 October 2016

Conference in Liverpool was a success for moderates —The honest truth is that I had not been looking forward to Labour party conference this year. 2015 had been the first year I had not enjoyed conference, not because of the leadership result, but because suddenly Brighton went from being friendly to alien. Those who were abusive online decided …

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