Sadiq Khan

The most shocking thing about Donald Trump’s Sadiq Khan tweet? He’s right

6 June 2017 10:21

How thin-skinned and pompous the British media class is. On the airwaves, Twitter, and elsewhere, the reaction to Donald Trump’s tweet…

Theresa May’s decision to cuddle the Donald looks worse by the day

5 June 2017 19:45

It is not often, especially in the midst of what has been a grimly dreadful election campaign for her, that…

Civil life in London is now balanced on a knife edge

26 April 2017 14:15

I’m a member of a small and weird minority, the conservative urbanophiles. Obviously cities are nests of degeneracy and, even…

Sadiq Khan’s speech at Sarah Sands’ leaving do – Corbyn’s plans for No 10 and Farron’s big act

26 April 2017 10:50

Last night, politicians including Boris Johnson, Nick Clegg and Sadiq Khan put their party political differences to one side for…

Of course we’re not cowed by terrorism – what other choice do we have?

27 March 2017 10:24

Stay safe, London. Stay safe, everyone. It’s nice, isn’t it, as a sentiment, which is just as well because it…

George Osborne’s Evening Standard job is good news for London

25 March 2017 10:00

George Osborne has been a good friend to London. He sees the point of infrastructure and I hope he’ll fight…

Cressida Dick’s anti-terror cock-up should have disqualified her from the Met’s top job

23 February 2017 10:52

Well, on the bright side, it seems that the Home Secretary and the Mayor of London are forgiving people, at…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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’.…

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…

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…