The British Museum has rightly been challenged. But many local authorities also have cultural treasures in storage. It’s hidden away from the public. Yet there is a refusal to release any items for sale.
Creating chaos, refusing to listen, all underpinned by the high-handed assumption that they know best: the defining characteristics of Labour in power, whether locally or nationally.
Digitisation is not an easy task. It requires investment, innovation, collaboration, and skills. We need a London-wide Digital Corps of coders, engineers, designers, and product managers.
£50 million of funding was announced this week for 13 councils to research “health inequalities”. The practical benefit has not been made clear.
Council leaders can pass the buck and play political blame games when they should be taking action. We need proper accountability.
The Hammersmith Bridge omnishambles is the culmination of eight years of failure in my borough. It’s time for a change.
What does it say for our patriotic endeavour that so many of our fellow citizens are literally rubbishing our country?
In several London boroughs, the number is due to rise. That will be costly and damaging to local democracy.
This is a return to the agenda of Eric Pickles. It should help show the community benefits of new housing.
Our survey identified 15,875 of them. Many of these could be redeveloped to provide new homes.
Pundits are expecting a drubbing for the Conservatives in the capital. But some boroughs will buck the trend. I predict unpredictability.
Criminal gangs are supplying counterfeit tobacco on a huge scale with a resulting impact on smokers’ health.
It is not merely money that is wasted. It is spending which diminishes the amount of scrutiny that might otherwise occur.