Sadiq Khan

Too gig to fail?

Wes Streeting MP  |  17 November 2017

Being pro-innovation should not allow us to be indifferent to corporate excess, says Wes Streeting ‘Defend the livelihoods of 40,000 drivers’. ‘Protect consumer choice for 3.5 million Londoners’. ‘800,000 people have supported our petition’. Uber can be criticised for many failings, but its public relations machine is not one of them. In the furore that …

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No utopia

Jonathan Todd  |  7 November 2017

Business realism must find new and resonant voice amid Brexit delusions, writes Jonathan Todd Both the libertarian right and the Bennite left see their utopias through the kaleidoscope of Britain’s exit from the European Union. They cannot both be right. The damage to the United Kingdom’s trade and fiscal positions that is likely to accompany …

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The Last Word: Still with her

Richard Angell  |  15 September 2017

Hillary pulls no bunches on Bernie, Trump and the US election and why it’s time to give public sector workers a pay rise – Progress director Richard Angell has the Last Word Hillary Clinton has hit every news channel with the launch of her new book, What Happened. It is frank, self-effacing and and raw. …

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The Last Word: Solidarity with Barcelona

Richard Angell  |  18 August 2017

The Barcelona attack, Republican shame, smearing centrists, and the Campaign Against Living Miserably – Progress director Richard Angell has this week’s Last Word Today we woke up to yet more carnage from Daesh-inspired terrorism in the Catalan area of Spain. Our thoughts and solidarity goes out to the Catalan people, those from many nationalities who are …

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Air quality is a life or death issue for Londoners

Leonie Cooper  |  11 August 2017

Today’s environment strategy is the first step in making Sadiq Khan’s green ambition for London a reality – and there is not a garden bridge gimmick in sight, writes Leonie Cooper AM Boris Johnson’s mayoral policies were rarely dull. From the two hundred million pounds garden bridge to the ‘much needed’ Thames cable car (used by …

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Learn from the mistakes of the SDP

Andrew Adonis  |  9 August 2017

Those that talk of setting up a new pro-European party to combat Brexit should reflect on the fate of the Social Democratic party, writes Andrew Adonis In spring 1981 the Labour party appeared to be vanishing over the far left horizon. It was committed to leaving Europe and a hundred-and-one other lunacies. A dangerous Tony …

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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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