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The HS2 debate is over: It’s time to embrace the benefits

This article originally appeared in City A.M. on 20/07/15. One of the consequences of this year’s General Election is that HS2, the high-speed line from London to...

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The HS2 debate is over: It’s time to embrace the benefits

This article originally appeared in City A.M. on 20/07/15. One of the consequences of this year’s General Election is that HS2, the high-speed line from London to the Midlands and the North, is now almost certain to happen. The immediate challenge for London business is to take advantage of the huge opportunities it provides for regeneration and development in west London, where a new Stratford is waiting to be created at Old...

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Why do so many governments achieve so little?

These book reviews originally appeared in the New Statesman on 04/05/2015. How to Run a Government: So That Citizens Benefit and Taxpayers Don’t Go Crazy Michael Barber Allen Lane, 337pp, £16.99 Who Governs Britain? Anthony King Pelican, 331pp, £7.99 It is remarkable how little most ministers and most governments achieve. A handful of reforms are the lot of most prime ministers; and few ministers leave much by way of a solid...

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City villages: More homes, better communities

City villages: more homes, better communities, edited by Andrew Adonis and Bill Davies was published on 24/03/2015 by IPPR. You can download a copy of the essays here. Britain faces its greatest housing crisis since the aftermath of the second world war. Then, the private sector, proactive local authorities and central government combined to meet the demand. Today, we need a powerful new reforming zeal, promoting new and better models of...

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