Measuring people’s incomes needs to be part of measuring progress – but we need to be careful, because different measures give different results.
“I apologised immediately, …and I shouldn’t have said that,” he confesses after he is told he is not JFK, he is more Michael Palin.
Showing that the current Mayor is failing is not enough. A strong alternative must be put forward.
Going from the metropolitan bubble in London to another one elsewhere would be pointless. What about Derby, Stoke or York instead?
147 people were murdered in the capital last year, the highest level since 2008. There were three knife crime murders in Fulham last year, in my constituency.
This imbalance is driven by the core science budget: the Research Councils (which fund projects) and Quality Related “QR” funding, which universities allocate.
I have a crime plan which will ensure that criminals on and offline are put under pressure, not victims. I will fight for London’s values of openness and acceptance.
The parents we have most consistently let down are those we have not empowered to demand more for their children. That must change.
Its success in innovative industries is based on an R&D-intensive, novel-product-based, export-oriented business model. One that the UK should adopt.
I am deeply honoured to have been elected Leader of the Conservative Group, on the London Assembly, at an extraordinarily important juncture.
Not being white remains the number one demographic predictor of not voting Tory.
We must do more to dispel the fears held by Muslims and EU citizens. Also important is boosting the right to buy.
Can have a bold enough economic policy that people in these newly gained seats can see the difference in five years’ time?
Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government.
His big win marks the end of the EU Ascendancy and the beginning of a new era: that of Britain as a sovereign nation.
He also names his favourite Christmas carol, promises an independent inquiry into Islamophobia within the Conservative Party, and refuses to discuss his mother’s euroscepticism.
Some local authorities don’t even keep a record of whether the buildings are in use.
All three parties have a middling band of targets – what leaps out is how so many Cameron-era gains now seem out of the Tories’ reach.
As Mayor of London, he carefully selected and built an effective team around him to deliver on his election promises. He trusted that team to get on with the job.
The background to all this is the tolling of the Abbey bell. It’s tolling now, while George Monbiot reads to us from the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change report. He’s reading the section about sea level rise: how it will impact small islands …
The first piece of a series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
We win elections when we appeal to a broad swathe of voters. The Prime Minister was a popular Mayor in the capital, he must retain his instincts from that time.
I am determined to refocus the conversation: to how we bring crime levels down; and build the homes we desperately need.
Thousands of teenagers are exploited through County Lines. The Metropolitan Police force area is the largest exporting hub to the rest of the country.
The former Prime Minister pretends the threefold rise in house prices during his term in office was inevitable. Not so.
You may smile; how can this woman take such pride in providing a bin at a bus stop? Well, she does.
People who aspire to own their own homes move out of London to where property is cheaper.
Do not mistake the current intolerance of pro-European voices for power: it is a sign of the brittle fragility of a current leadership which is running out of options fast.
At first glance, his quest for the city’s mayoralty as an independent is merely eccentric. But it is also a logical next step for an ambitious man who is above all a soloist.
An independent report has found that endless promises in City Hall are not backed up by action. 227 pledges on policing have proved completely meaningless.