Mira Bar Hillel

Mira Bar-Hillel is Property and Planning correspondent of the Evening Standard

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Right to Buy: Back to Thatcherism, with a far-fetched and unrealistic policy

Cameron is creating a new kind of slum property, the new owners of which will find it impossible to keep up or sell on

In his speech at Warwick University today, Ed Miliband pledged to abolish non-dom tax status

If Labour is serious about tax avoidance then why are they only going after non-doms?

Compared to non-residents, they barely even register on the scale

An Israeli flag flies in front of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim on the outskirts of Jerusalem in 2009

Where do Israel's political parties stand on biggest elephant in the room?

The most striking thing about Israel's election is how little the parties are willing to address their county's illegal settlements

a medical marijuana shop in Los Angeles, California,

Medical marijuana could put an end to my constant pain, but I can't even try it without breaking the law

I don't understand how the NHS can be so behind countries like America, as legalisation would benefit so many and save millions

A residential tower block in an area of Southwark with a high concentration of social housing

We desperately need to solve our housing crisis, but rent controls are not the answer

Instead of demonising landlords and demanding caps, we need to build a rental market that benefits everyone

Boris Johnson argued that he could perform both roles as MP and Mayor

Boris Johnson has revealed his true colours and taken a brick to people power

The Mayor of London has effectively killed off any hope of devolved power in London

The BBC headquarters at New Broadcasting House is illuminated at night in London, England.

We can no longer justify paying the licence fee when the BBC wastes so much money on expenses

Since January, senior managers have claimed over £60,000 a month

Israeli President Shimon Peres (L) stands next British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) as he signs the guestbook during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential compound in Jerusalem on March 12, 2014.

The truth about the UK's pro-Israel lobbies

Why did our government ignore the slaughter in Gaza, and continue to sell arms to Israel? The answer lies in two of Britain's influential pressure groups

Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian protester following a demonstration

Despite claims that anti-Semitism is on the rise in the UK, it's Israel's critics who need protection

Those who dare speak out against the massacre in Gaza face real danger

A Palestinian man carries the body of a one-year-old baby Noha Mesleh, who died of wounds sustained after a UN school in Beit Hanun was hit by an Israeli tank shell

Gaza is too busy burying its children to report on injured owls

The brutal imbalance of this one-sided conflict has now been fully exposed

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