John Curtice – King of the Polls

  Interviewed by Henry Tobias Jones Prof John Curtice is the King of the Polls. He was the lone voice to successfully predict the outcome of the 2015 general election and along with his team at NatCen he is the polling expert.   KCW Today spoke with Curtice about the...

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Parliament Squared: Chaos Reigns

Parliament Squared: Chaos Reigns

The hot topics have continued to be the London Mayoral election, the EU referendum, David Cameron’s pending reshuffle of his Cabinet and the US Presidential elections. Of the four, only London has been resolved with Sadiq Khan easing out Zac Goldsmith in what was an increasingly bitter and below the...

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Labour attacks Zac’s “bleak campaign”

Labour mayoral candidate, Sadiq Khan, has criticised Zac Goldsmith’s ‘bleak’ campaign, warning Londoners can’t afford four more years of a Tory Mayor. Despite the fact that many of #BackZac2016’s core voters have accused the campaign of “lacking teeth”, in the lead up to the 5th May elections, Labour have launched...

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Labour accuses Zac of “bleak” and “racist” campaign

The Labour Party has criticised what they have called Zac Goldsmith’s “bleak” and  “racist” campaign, warning Londoners can’t afford four more years of a Tory Mayor.   Despite the fact that many of #BackZac2016’s core voters have accused the campaign of “lacking teeth”, Labour has today begun a wave of attacks...

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RBKC council leader’s “special allowance” the highest in the country

Last year Nicholas Paget-Brown, Lead Councillor for Kensington & Chelsea, received £54,769, the highest special responsibility allowance of any councillor in the country, despite the council’s overall reduction of allowances expenditures.   After a freedom of information request made by the TaxPayers’ Alliance, it was discovered that Cllr Paget-Brown’s annual...

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David Cameron’s ‘vision’ for schools

  The Prime Minister will begin to implement his manifesto pledge, made at the Tory party conference last autumn, to transform thousands of schools in England into  academies. Academies operate outside of local authority control and get money directly from the central government.   The Department for Education is expected...

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Which one is the Green candidate?

At the London 2016 mayoral hustings organized in early March by The Green Alliance, Zac Goldsmith, Sadiq Khan, Caroline Pidgeon, and Sian Berry were all asked: “What the next mayor can do to improve our capital?”   Such was the level of agreement about their collective Green policies that, about...

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UKIP Mayoral Candidate decries Earl’s Court redevelopment plans

Peter Whittle of UKIP has become the most recent London Mayoral Candidate to publicly decry the Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre redevelopment plans. During a twitter Q&A, organised by London Elects, Whittle’s reply to tweets from supporters of the ECAAG (Earls Court Area Action Group) was one of concordance with the...

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Beware the IDS of March

Shortly before his assassination, the Roman senate declared Julius Caesar “dictator in perpetuity” and went to inform him about good news. Caesar did not stand to greet them which apparently caused such offence that many believe it was this faux pas that precipitated the civil war which culminated in the...

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Green Party campaign warns Putney about pollution crisis

Green Mayoral candidate, Sian Berry, took her campaign for cleaner air to one of London’s most polluted roads: Putney High Street, where she warned local residents that traffic emissions were causing a “pollution crisis” and frequently surpassed the lawful amount by as much as 100%. Working with the campaign group...

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