Sadiq Khan

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London not open for Larry, the Downing Street cat

20 December 2016 11:24

As part of Sadiq Khan’s ongoing efforts to prove London is ‘united and open for business, and to the world’ in…


A view of St Paul’s is the least of London’s housing problems

5 December 2016 16:14

Richmond Park has been in the news a bit lately. It is portrayed as a bastion of wealth and privilege,…


The Spectator podcast: May’s winning hand

24 November 2016 11:06

On this week’s podcast we discuss the royal flush that Theresa May has been dealt, debate Sadiq Khan’s progress, half a…


Foreign investors aren’t to blame for London’s housing crisis

30 September 2016 12:45

I hate gentrification; my area was so much cooler when there were people openly selling drugs on the high street,…


Sadiq Khan’s power ballad to Jeremy Corbyn

27 September 2016 14:13

Sadiq Khan’s speech to Labour conference just now could be summed up in a single word: power. He repeated it…


Full speech: Sadiq Khan at Labour conference

27 September 2016 13:30

Labour in power. Not just talking the talk, but walking the walk too. Never sacrificing or selling out on our…

Labour conference, day three: The Spectator guide

27 September 2016 7:25

Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, and Sadiq Khan, the Labour politician with the largest mandate to his name, both take…

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Why is Sadiq Khan giving Americans his views on the US election?

19 September 2016 10:35

‘It’s important for those of us who are foreigners to stay out of the US elections.’ So said the mayor…

Sadiq Khan and his wife Saadiya (Photo: Lucy Young)

Evening Standard’s change of heart about Sadiq Khan

8 September 2016 11:35

During the London mayoral campaign, the Evening Standard was accused of showing ‘overwhelming bias’ towards the Tory candidate Zac Goldsmith. The…

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Bureaucracy is destroying the fabric of London’s nightlife

7 September 2016 12:01

London’s nightlife is under attack. That became obvious this morning with the news that the popular club Fabric has closed for good. After…


Sadiq Khan takes a swipe at George Osborne at GQ awards

7 September 2016 2:19

To GQ‘s Men of the Year awards at the Tate Modern. With Russell Brand not around to make Nazi jokes at the expense of…

Happier days

Sadiq Khan booed by Corbynistas at rally

22 August 2016 7:56

After Sadiq Khan declared that he would not get involved in the Labour leadership contest, the Mayor of London had a…

The Labour Party Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 4

How useful is Sadiq Khan’s endorsement of Owen Smith?

21 August 2016 12:03

Sadiq Khan’s endorsement of Owen Smith is rather handy for the ailing Labour leadership contender, given Khan is one of…

Must Corbyn win?

7 August 2016 12:56

Thoughtful writing about the Corbyn phenomenon is not just impossible to find, it is impossible to imagine. Admirers live in…


Of course Britain is ‘open for business’. That was the point of Brexit

18 July 2016 17:24

Today the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched a campaign telling the world that London is ‘still open for business’.…

Boris Johnson Stresses That Britain Is Still A Part Of Europe

Sadiq Khan puts Boris’s three ‘nearly new’ water cannons up for sale

1 July 2016 15:45

With Boris Johnson’s hopes of making it into Number 10 dashed, the former Mayor of London is now on a…

Will the Tories manage an upset in today’s forgotten by-election in Tooting?

16 June 2016 15:28

Amidst the fanfare surrounding the EU referendum, today’s Tooting by-election has come around virtually unnoticed. Triggered by Sadiq Khan stepping…

Labour Mayoral Hopeful Reveals His Vision For London

What ever will Corbyn say? Sadiq Khan attends Rupert Murdoch’s summer party

15 June 2016 17:26

Oh dear. Today Jeremy Corbyn surprised everyone by using his first question at PMQs to ask for an update on…


Sadiq Khan’s advert ban shows he is an illiberal censor at heart

14 June 2016 12:20

Six weeks ago I was one of the 1.3 million Londoners who voted for Sadiq Khan as mayor. Boy do…


Watch: David Cameron teaches Tim Farron a lesson at PMQs

11 May 2016 14:46

Although Jeremy Corbyn did his best to press David Cameron on a range of issues at today’s PMQs, perhaps the…

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Little Englanders, it’s time to give Sadiq Khan a break

10 May 2016 10:27

Hell, I wait so long to be right about something and then two bits of stuff come along at once.…

Happier days

Sadiq Khan boosts party morale as Corbyn forgets his lines at PLP meeting

9 May 2016 20:44

Although Labour MPs have been encouraged not to brief what happens at meetings of the PLP to lurking journalists, Jeremy Corbyn’s…


Sadiq Khan’s victory has caused a Great Smug to settle over London

9 May 2016 17:57

London is going through one of its periodic fits of smugness right now, for which the only real parallel is…

The Labour Party Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 4

How much of a threat will Sadiq Khan be to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership?

9 May 2016 15:46

Sadiq Khan starts his first day as Mayor today, and has spent more of his weekend distancing himself from Jeremy…

George Galloway campaigning in Bradford in 2015. Image: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

George Galloway was humiliated in London. Hooray!

8 May 2016 11:03

It’s rare that an election result leaves you with a sense of giddy, disbelieving glee, but there it was in…