David Cameron got an apparent boost for the 'cake and eat it' approach to Europe last week, when finance ministers of the European Union (EU) agreed on the terms of an embryonic Eurozone Banking Union.
Prince William's old school, Eton College, is having quite a good run at the moment, what with Old Etonians now in charge of both the UK and London - though no-one in their right minds could ever have guessed that another Old Etonian would soon be running the Church of England.
Immigration has become a hot potato for all political parties and international students have been inadvertently placed at the heart of the government's policy. The only way the government can meet its net migration target is by reducing the levels of legitimate students.
There is no more visible and tragic sign of the failure of housing policy than people sleeping rough on our streets. It is a scandal that in the twenty-first century, in one of the richest cities in the world, there are people still forced to sleep rough on London's streets.
The proportion of foreign cases being heard in London remains high, even if there is evidence that the kind of settlements being awarded are slightly less generous than they were in previous years.
This is one way to turn a child into an aspiring Beckham and avoid him become a bullied obese boy. You are the parent aren't you? I mean who is running your household?
It's like that old saying - if you find yourself outside in your pajamas in the rain with a tube of super glue in your hand staring maniacally at damaged road furniture, that's the first sign of madness.
Watching all the news on the 'BBC Crisis' these last few days, the famous philosopher Bart Simpson comes to mind when he poetically stated on 'Deep De...
If Labour's Marvin Rees is elected Mayor of Bristol on Thursday I for one will be celebrating. It will be a good day for Bristol. Many more people outside that city will rightly be inspired by Marvin's election. Bristol is a major city, a lively, exciting place with a strong local character and an appeal to the best and the brightest. It is a city with enormous potential, hampered by the absence of a big-city vision at a municipal level.
It is no secret that street food in London is thriving. Every month new traders hit the scene with mind boggling new concepts and taste combinations crazy enough to make Heston think twice... But our own experience thus far has been fraught by intransigent councils and endless negotiating with the powers that be.
The resurgent Evening Standard newspaper in London, which still manages to look and read like a real newspaper whilst being a "free-sheet" held its an...
We in Britain need take a leaf out of America's book and learn to embrace the ideas, ingenuity and creativity of men and women. We need to free our young people to see that they can be anyone that they want to be. That our young people can achieve whatever they so set their heart upon. Too often it's positively dangerous for a young man or woman to set himself apart in the classroom for fear of ridicule and bullying. This needs to end.
Former Labour spin-doctor Alastair Campbell recently suggested a possible way of increasing Cameron's chances in 2015. Campbell stated that the prime minister needs to stay away from the headlines and instead focus on constructing a clear and coherent policy, a failure which he believes cost Cameron a landslide victory in 2010. Given the success of former PM Tony Blair, this is advice which Cameron may just want to listen to.
As with The-Last-Days-of-Disco, the glitterball that was analogue TV has stopped spinning and, in the very worst form of collateral-damage, the music stopped for Ceefax too - RIP British Technology.
For the overwhelming majority who take illegal drugs, drugs laws lack credibility and the way they are enforced is inconsistent and confusing, making them an ineffective barrier. There is tension between politics and science, which draws the drugs classification system into disrepute. Politicians do not want to "send the wrong signal" about how harmful drugs are and so resist reclassification of drugs downwards whilst scientists want to be objective about relative harm, even if it means downgrading a drug. As the drug classification system is a fundamental part of UK drugs laws, this brings the law as a whole into disrepute.
Can a Muslim only understand other Muslims? Should a gay person only be allowed to legislate for other gays?