Andrew Adonis

Lord Adonis’s resignation letter – full text

29 December 2017 19:28

Andrew Adonis, the former Labour Transport Secretary and newly non-affiliated peer, has quit as the government’s infrastructure tsar, slamming the…

George Osborne: ‘I’m trying to shake the inertia of this country’

5 October 2015 9:38

George Osborne is the man who wants to build and plan. On the Today programme, the Chancellor explained he was creating a…

The Tories have Adonis – but have swallowed yet another flagship Labour policy

4 October 2015 22:14

Andrew Adonis has not defected to the Conservatives but, as he’ll know, it will look an awful lot like he…

The Free Schools revolution marches on — if Cameron holds his nerve

2 September 2015 13:07

David Cameron has vowed he will ‘not waver’ in his commitment to free schools and has announced another 500 will open over…

Ministers go on the offensive in rail pause row

24 July 2015 13:51

The government is upping its attacks on Labour’s railways legacy, as the war of words over electrification continues. Coffee House…

Government signs up Labour’s Andrew Adonis to oversee HS2 delivery

15 July 2015 22:01

In an impressive cross-party signing, the government has appointed Lord Adonis, the former Labour transport secretary, to oversee delivery of…

Ed Miliband couldn’t care less about education reform

8 April 2015 18:17

The editor of The Spectator isn’t the only person thinking about the prospect of Ed Miliband becoming the next Prime Minister.…

Alex Salmond’s School of Denial

7 November 2014 13:32

Alex Salmond is on his way out. The First Minister gives every impression of enjoying – or at least making…

Briefing: The three main parties’ offers on localism

1 July 2014 18:20

How much common ground do the political parties have on localism? As Isabel pointed out this morning, Labour and the…

The Trojan Horse affair illuminates a vital difference between the Tories and Labour.

10 June 2014 10:01

The reaction to the Trojan Horse scandal has, in my view, been as interesting – and telling – as anything…

What’s Lord Adonis up to?

19 February 2014 15:53

Lucky Lord Adonis has spent the last few days travelling around London by bus as part of his ‘London By…

David Higgins warns politicians of the costs of dithering on HS2

3 February 2014 15:19

Sir David Higgins is making the most of the first few weeks in his job as chief of HS2 Ltd…

A look at Labour’s London line-up

8 January 2014 10:04

The open primary to choose the 2016 Labour candidate for London Mayor is a dot on horizon; but speculation is…

The government tries to ‘smoke Labour out’ on HS2

28 October 2013 17:46

The government’s approach to the HS2 debate has changed. Up until recently, government sources would wave away the suggestion that…

Andrew Adonis interview: HS2, free schools and running for Mayor of London

21 October 2013 12:11

Newcastle upon Tyne Andrew Adonis is not your conventional ‘retired’ politician. The sprightly 50-year-old shadow infrastructure minister remains more influential…

The final chapter of the Kings Priory School debacle

18 October 2013 16:56

This morning, I was honoured to attend the official opening service and ceremony of the Kings Priory School in Tynemouth.…

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Ed Balls asks: what else could Labour spend £50 billion on if it scrapped HS2?

23 September 2013 19:47

Ed Balls has just taken the scalpel to HS2 in an interview with Steve Richards. He talked about the project…

The coalition’s new case for HS2

7 September 2013 12:08

The coalition government is preparing a new case for HS2. Concerned that public and political support for the project is…

The View from 22 — why the Met always gets it wrong, Miliband’s Clause 4 moment and nationalising private schools

11 July 2013 8:17

Why has the Met Office become so inaccurate at predicting weather in the UK? On the latest View from 22…

Where was Lord Adonis during those 5 days in May?

6 June 2013 17:28

Andrew Adonis is in the loop. At least that’s the impression you might get from 5 Days in May; his…