The acclaimed artist said he told London Mayor Boris Johnson to solve the city's housing crisis
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Tuesday 01 May 2012
Revealed: failed airport eye scanners have cost £2 for every passenger who used them
Monday 30 April 2012
Boris Johnson today launched his second expletive-strewn tirade of the London mayoral election when he swore on camera about the investigative work of a BBC journalist.
Friday 27 April 2012
The economy has been in decline ever since David Cameron came to power
Friday 27 April 2012
The 2012 Olympic slogan is "Inspire a generation". Well, we are the generation Lord Coe has in mind, but are we inspired?
Monday 23 April 2012
Rivals for the job of London Mayor clashed today over a planned strike by Tube workers amid fading hopes of averting the industrial action.
Sunday 22 April 2012
London's mayor goes walkabout, but runs into his biographer Sonia Purnell
Friday 20 April 2012
Alan Sugar pointed his accusing finger yesterday at Labour's candidate for the London mayoralty, Ken Livingstone, and told him, in so many words: "You're fired!"
Thursday 19 April 2012
David Cameron is running the risk of making himself more enemies on the Tory right than he needs. He caused considerable offence yesterday when he told Douglas Carswell – a popular MP despite his near-anarchist opposition to big government – to get a sense of humour. Carswell's offence was to ask a question which implied that ministers were letting themselves be run by the civil service. He later said: "I can do gags, but I reckon most people voted for me because they want change, not a comedian."
Tuesday 17 April 2012
Ken Livingstone today admitted that he encounters lifelong Labour voters who are backing Boris Johnson in the London mayoral election because he is funny.
Friday 13 April 2012
A significant change has occurred since the Budget. From the undeclared granny tax, to the silliness over pasties, to the unnecessary panic over petrol, no single one of the Government's stumbles was momentous in itself. Taken together, however, they have for the first time raised questions as to the competence rather than the politics of the Conservative leadership.
Thursday 12 April 2012
Prices are political. On one level this is a statement of the obvious. Of course the price of goods or services is political. Voters get worried or angry about how much things cost. Leaders who want to win elections must take note. Except that for the past three decades, the price of things is not something voters have got especially worked up about.
Thursday 12 April 2012
Andy McSmith sees Livingstone, the London Mayor's main rival, launch his campaign
Wednesday 11 April 2012
Sunday 08 April 2012
There are some things no politician can be against: equality used to be the most fashionable aspiration, now it's transparency. Indeed, on the basis that no one could argue for its converse, opacity, we are all in favour of transparency now. There was once a time when the emperor's new clothes made him look ridiculous; today it's all the rage for those who govern to parade naked.
Saturday 07 April 2012
A US-style system of top politicians' tax returns being published could be considered in the UK, George Osborne indicated as the issue of personal finances continued to dominate the London mayoral race.
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
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