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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Zac Goldsmith: “It’s my civic duty to beat Sadiq”

When the BBC’s Norman Smith recently quizzed Zac Goldsmith in the back of a cab, the viral video of their conversation became perhaps the only instance of a “car crash interview” in which the interviewee would actually prefer a real car crash. Not knowing that Holborn comes after Tottenham Court...

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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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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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High earning council tenants to pay full market rent

Council house tenants who earn up to £40,000 could be liable to pay the market value rent of their home. The so called “pay-to-stay” Housing and Planning Bill before parliament will tackle what the government  is calling a “subsidised below market rent level” for council tenants throughout the UK. The...

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All to play for in London Mayoral Elections

An early October YouGov poll has put the Conservative Mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith and Labour candidate Sadiq Khan neck and neck in almost every area surveyed, but the majority of people have yet to make up their minds.   When asked which of the two would make a better Mayor...

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London Mayoral Election: Evening Standard Hustings

Boris, the right to strike, and a lack of opportunities for the young. By and large, the hopefuls trying to win the Labour candidacy for Mayor of London sound quite similar on a lot of issues (bash, defend, bemoan). But a few wedge issues showed themselves at the Evening Standard’s...

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