Sadiq Khan

Why legalising cannabis is safer than decriminalising it

15 January 2022 9:00 am

The London mayor’s new policy on cannabis is a disaster

Who is – and isn't – welcome in Sadiq Khan's London?

22 November 2021 8:49 pm

Right-wing Frenchman Eric Zemmour, who is expected to run for the presidency of his country next year, has been designated persona…

Exclusive: Sadiq Khan no-platforms Eric Zemmour

19 November 2021 4:04 am

As the race for the Elysée hots up, presidential candidates are busy courting voters and raising funds. And with Macron’s poll…

Who owns the language?

30 October 2021 9:00 am

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is giving local residents £25,000 grants to enable them to change the names of…

Our confusing voting system has cost me £25

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Some 114,201 ballots were rejected in the first round of the London mayoral election, approximately 5 per cent of the…

Sadiq Khan’s victory is good news for the Tories

11 May 2021 3:30 pm

Sadiq Khan is here to stay. London’s mayor has suggested he wants to stay on until 2040. But is this really good…

The London mayoralty needs to be reformed

9 May 2021 8:23 am

Who does a capital city belong to? In the case of London tonight, one answer could be ‘Labour’, now that…

London's mayoral election is an embarrassment

23 April 2021 9:27 pm

Count Binface, a man who claims to be a 6,000-year-old ‘independent space warrior’, is running to be London mayor. In…

Our mental health is going up in smoke

17 April 2021 9:00 am

As we creep back into the open, as the Covid wards empty and the mental health clinics fill up, how…

Sadiq Khan's victory could be bad news for Labour

4 April 2021 3:45 pm

Let’s take a look into a political crystal ball: it is Friday 7 May and a beaming Sadiq Khan is…

The problem with renaming London's streets

24 February 2021 5:00 pm

In Taksim Square, the busy central hub of Istanbul, a large, viril monument stands. In the centre is Mustafa Kemal…

Will there ever be another Conservative mayor of London?

24 June 2020 6:04 pm

Even in these strange political times, it looks very difficult for a Conservative politician to become Mayor of London. In…

Abandoning stop and search would be abandoning a generation of kids

29 June 2019 9:00 am

It was somehow inevitable that shortly after Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick announced a fall in violent crime, there would…

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Donald Trump should not stoop to Sadiq Khan’s level 

3 June 2019 7:12 pm

In July last year, when Trump last visited Britain, I wrote a post saying ‘Admit it, Donald Trump is right…

The danger of the ‘Islamophobic’ label

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Sadiq Khan is an Islamophobe. Not just any old Islamophobe, and not just in the woollier parts of the web.…

Red London: Labour is poised to take the capital

7 April 2018 9:00 am

Ever since last year’s general election, when Jeremy Corbyn inspired the strongest Labour surge since 1945, the Conservatives have been…

Sadiq Khan is a lousy London Mayor. Why hasn’t anyone noticed?

7 April 2018 9:00 am

According to people at City Hall, Sadiq Khan writes some of his own press releases. I can believe it: they’ve…

Goodbye London, Reykjavik here I come

4 November 2017 9:00 am

I have a message for the London mayor, Sadiq Khan: you and your policies stink! While the fuzz are busy…

Forget London’s ramshackle Garden Bridge: bring on Nine Elms-to-Pimlico instead

19 August 2017 9:00 am

I can’t work up much indignation at the collapse of London’s Garden Bridge project, which has been strangled by the…

No Khan do

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Let’s try a thought experiment, shall we? If a senior adviser to my old boss, Boris Johnson, had celebrated John…

Portrait of the week

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Home The government published a Treasury analysis warning that an exit from the EU would plunge Britain into a year-long…

Portrait of the week

14 May 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, made a speech in the British Museum warning of war if Britain left the…

Brexit is already hurting growth – and George Osborne won’t mind a bit

14 May 2016 9:00 am

Has the shadow of Brexit already cost us a slice of GDP — and if so, is it a blip…

The true meaning of Sadiq Khan’s claims to virtue

14 May 2016 9:00 am

The new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said he wanted ‘the most transparent, honest and accessible administration London has ever…

Zac Goldsmith’s London campaign was a toe-curling embarrassment

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Zac Goldsmith’s London campaign was an embarrassment