Sadiq Khan

Tennis is sexy again

4 May 2024 9:00 am

For 50 years, I’ve avoided wearing anything resembling formal tennis kit but in a rather lame way, I’ve been seduced…

Wes Streeting should be ashamed of his white supremacist Tory jibe

3 May 2024 12:07 am

Over the past few years Wes Streeting has established himself as one of the more open-minded and reasonable members of…

Sadiq Khan’s Ulez has spectacularly backfired

10 April 2024 10:29 pm

What was that about Sadiq Khan’s expansion of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez) supposedly helping to reduce our dependence…

Could Sadiq Khan lose London?

6 April 2024 9:00 am

With Labour 20 points ahead in the national polls, a lot of Tories have already written off next month’s mayoral…

‘Weaponising Jewish people is wrong’: Sadiq Khan on anti-Semitism, Ulez and the upcoming electoral battle

14 October 2023 9:00 am

Sadiq Khan on anti-Semitism, Ulez and the upcoming electoral battle


30 September 2023 9:00 am

Concrete, marmite and jam: the fight against Ulez

9 September 2023 9:00 am

‘We’re renegades now. We’re outlaws. Bandits.’ This was my assessment as the builder boyfriend pulled up outside the house in…

Is Ulez too fashionable to fact check?

26 August 2023 9:00 am

Next Tuesday, London’s Ulez scheme will be expanded. A new network of cameras filming the traffic movements of millions of…

How builders plan to get round the Ulez charge

19 August 2023 9:00 am

‘What a worry the Ulez must be for you both,’ said a friend with a nod to the pick-up truck…

Hell is the Ulez hotline

12 August 2023 9:00 am

‘Only boring people get bored’ is what we were all told as children. What we were not warned about was…

Sadiq Khan should reconsider imposing Ulez on outer London

22 July 2023 7:05 pm

That the Conservatives retained the west London seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip, albeit by a whisker, has been put…

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…