Looking at the news and opinion out of London each day.
George Osborne is preparing a package of help for the “squeezed middle” with moves to help commuters, motorists and small businesses in this week’s Autumn Statement.
Taxpayers will have to pay billions of pounds a year equipping council houses, town halls, hospitals and other public buildings with the latest green technology, under new proposals by the European Commission.
Chatting to some Occupy protesters this morning, I was struck by how wide of the mark were the beliefs they attributed to me as a Right-winger.
Nothing namby-pamby about Margaret Thatcher, whatever you may think of her in the round. Nothing wishy-washy, nothing bunny-hugging, nothing lefty about the Iron Lady.
Labour’s ‘squeezed middle’ is such a toneless phrase. How the party could use a trenchant phrase-maker like Karl Marx
Just because problems appear intractable, it doesn’t mean that the Government shouldn’t try to fix them.
Five readers share their views on whether they support the upcoming strike over pensions or feel it’s a misstep
A thief trying to steal copper cables and a boiler from tunnels under a disused mental hospital died when he was electrocuted trying to tap power from a fire alarm system to power his saw, an inquest heard today.
Britain’s daily contribution to the European Union has passed £50 million, the UK Independence Party (Ukip) claimed.
Thousands of police officers launched raids across the capital today in the biggest crackdown on criminals bringing “misery” to communities.
Office for National Statistics figures show increase despite government targets to bring net migration down below 100,000
Hundreds of thousands of elderly people are suffering abuse and neglect in their own homes from care workers who treat them like pieces of “meat”, a watchdog will warn today.
Conservative students at Scotland’s oldest university have apologised after members of their society burned an effigy of US President Barack Obama.
Prime Minister backs plans to make sacking workers easier
Employment laws are to be relaxed to make it easier for companies to sack their staff.
The collapse of talks to cut America’s huge deficit reveals the chasm between the Republicans and Democrats.
In the UK 2,800 bankers earn over £1m. The claim that rare skills command a premium does not apply to them
The under-fire UK Border Agency (UKBA) is “nothing like good enough” in certain areas, Immigration Minister Damian Green declared today.
Breaking news: two years after the Climategate, a further batch of emails has been leaked onto the internet by a person – or persons – unknown.
The Prime Minister says a £400m investment in new homes will boost economic growth and give people a chance to achieve their dream of owning property.
The coalition’s housing plans are a start, but too much is based on soothing generalities rather than tackling an unfair market
The Duke of Edinburgh has said just what we’re all thinking about our disgraceful wind farms, says Clive Aslet.