At a time of pressure on public spending, delivering efficiency savings is especially important.
In the second piece in our three-part mini-series, the Mayor tells ConservativeHome that freeport status can transform the area.
To me, it is clear that the UK could benefit from greater decentralisation. But, to repeat, that does not mean that new arrangements must be introduced now.
In practice, children in Wandsworth will still be allowed to climb trees in local parks. It is a mistake for local authorities to adopt rules which suggest otherwise.
Can it be that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have spread their beneficent influence even into the Commons chamber?
Plus: Ken Loach’s new film. Whatever the political motivation behind it, it did have several valid messages – and one is how the state can dehumanise people.
The Labour Lord was speaking to Andrew Neil on today’s Daily Politics.
Twenty years at Harriet Harman’s high altar of all women shortlists and selection quotas are duly delivering their reward – for the Conservatives.
Plus: CCHQ goes all Goebbels. I announce my peerage – replacing Lord Ashcroft. My political bias. Good luck to agents. And: am I an egotistical knob?
Plus: Bad Suarez. Useless Obama. Kinnock, the new Miliband. And: Make the most of your mother while you still have time.
Don’t get me wrong, Thatcher was a great Prime Minister. But, as my memoirs show, she sure lacked a sense of humour.
His life story is beginning to bear an uncanny resemblance to that of Harold Davidson, who was eventually mauled to death by a lion.
The history of these cities or new towns is replete with problems – and people tend not to like them.
My home area’s furious response to left-wing slander shows the red rosettes are flimsier than they might seem.