Third party endorsements – boon or bust?

It is one of the best known and most-used tactics in the political game: the third-party endorsement. Having a popular and / or heavyweight politician campaigning alongside you, a famous celebrity performing at your fundraiser or, let’s say, an environmental group praising your green credentials, can lend considerable weight to those seeking office. The mentality … Continue reading Third party endorsements – boon or bust?

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London devolution does not mean London revolution

I’m a firm believer in local governance. In an age where issues either need to be dealt with on a supranational scale – global terrorism or climate change springs to mind – or at a city-wide, county-wide level – transport services and rubbish collection to name just two – local government clearly has a key … Continue reading London devolution does not mean London revolution

Fabric’s closure: a cultural wake-up call

An “institution”, a “global beacon of club culture”, the “greatest underground club in the world” – is Fabric really going to be consigned to the rubbish heap of history? After Islington Council’s decision to revoke its licence on 6 September, it certainly looks that way and London’s nightlife will be all the poorer as a … Continue reading Fabric’s closure: a cultural wake-up call