The Grenfell Tower tragedy was a shocking exception to a trend of improvement in safety. Fire deaths are down below 250 a year, the second lowest on record.
The police should not arrest people for being offensive. Not just because burglaries and violence matter more. But because we need the freedom to offend.
I’ve already voted for Boff as the Conservative candidate. Sometimes I suspect that he knows even more about the capital than Peter Ackroyd.
Maybe it’s because I grew up next to the tower, or that I lost a member of my family in the fire, but next week’s anniversary of the tragedy has an added poignancy for me.
A powerful analysis by Andrew O’Hagan for the London Review of Books also contains serious criticisms of senior Ministers.
It was a textbook case of how Islamist terror works here – or has to date, anyway. We honour and remember those who died.
I finish by imploring you to consider the effect on our Brexit negotiations if we change negotiators half way through.
New figures show another fall in the number of tower block households. But while these buildings are being demolished elsewhere, the Mayor of London want new ones.
We owe it to the victims to ensure better co-ordination is in place to avert future tragedies.
The raft of new parties have more in common than somewhat silly names.
My continuation as a councillor would be likely to serve as a distraction as the council deals with major, pressing issues.
Plus: I miss the Liberal Democrat conference. I miss the beards. I miss the sandals. I miss being asked for a discount on a 50p postcard…
The Information Commissioner also backs openness from housing associations.
Some of the criticisms of Sir Martin Moore-Bick have gone much too far, and seem to be attempts to make political points in the wake of a terrible tragedy.
Khan should stop playing politics over the tragedy in West London.