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Notting Hill Carnival To Hold Minute's Silence In Memory Of Grenfell Victims

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK

A minute’s silence will be held during this year’s Notting Hill Carnival to remember the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, which claimed the liv...

Analysis: How Ken Livingstone Cheated Political Death Again

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Politics

He found 1980s fame as “Red Ken” and scored a Millennial resurrection as “Citizen Ken”. If he’d been expelled from the Labour party (for a s...

Use Planning Powers to Help Deliver 500 New GPs for Londoners

Steve O'Connell | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Politics
Steve O'Connell

It is my belief that by leveraging the maximum funding for GP services, we can build a better future for London and its residents. We cannot have new homes and then neglect the social amenities that underpin new communities. To make London a decent place to live and work, we must adopt an holistic approach.

Influx Of Boris Johnsons Is Like Something From A Horror Movie

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson may be about to replace Guy Fawkes as the most common model for masks worn to political demonstrations. In scenes that must have shoc...

It's Time We Gained Some Respect From Cyclists

Edward Adoo | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Edward Adoo

It has been a traumatic month for Boris, TFL and the deceased families but there are plans to still expand the superhighway, introduce more cycling initiatives, electric Boris bikes. As I type this another cyclist has died in a collision in Camberwell. Am I missing something?

Illegal Migrants: Can't Even Get Themselves Arrested?

Jonathan Portes | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Politics
Jonathan Portes

How many illegal immigrants are there in the UK? Unlike other such questions - how many 12 year olds are there in the UK? How many gay Jews? - where, although we don't know the exact answer, either survey and administrative data allows us to make an informed and reasonably accurate guess, we don't know, even approximately. But a new initiative by the Metropolitan Police suggests that the number may in fact be surprisingly low.

Three Better Ideas for ESOL

Nick Micinski | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Politics
Nick Micinski

Cuts in the provision of good quality, affordable ESOL are leaving the people most at risk for isolation without access to language training, which facilitates integration.

London Mayor Accused Over World Pride Fiasco

Peter Tatchell | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Tatchell

The World Pride organisers have made mistakes and must share some of the blame for the current fiasco. However, they are not the sole villains. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, could have rescued Pride but has apparently chosen to not do so. The actions and inactions of the Greater London Authority (GLA) have compounded the problems that Pride now faces.

The Charm of Boris Will Win Him the Election

Colm Howard-Lloyd | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK Politics
Colm Howard-Lloyd

Voters pick their candidate based on a huge variety of issues. They aren't always the important issues that political strategists and pollsters spend late nights worrying over. Often how their mum was treated at the local GP, or next door's planning application for a ghastly extension is what really matters to Voter X.

7/7 Bombing Lawyer Says Government Has Not Addressed Failings

PA | Posted 22.12.2011 | UK Politics

The Government has failed to implement recommendations made in the wake of the July 7 inquests, and passengers on the London Underground are still una...

Thames Estuary Airport is not an Option

Jackie Doyle-Price | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Politics
Jackie Doyle-Price

With hindsight perhaps Heathrow was not the best location for a hub airport but we are where we are. The construction of a new airport in the Thames Estuary is not an alternative.