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Resilience and revival: 7/7 bombings and London’s bid for the Olympics 10 years on

This article originally appeared in City A.M. on 06/07/2015. Today is the tenth anniversary of London winning the competition to host the 2012 Olympics. Tomorrow...

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Resilience and revival: 7/7 bombings and London’s bid for the Olympics 10 years on

This article originally appeared in City A.M. on 06/07/2015. Today is the tenth anniversary of London winning the competition to host the 2012 Olympics. Tomorrow is the tenth anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on the capital in recent times, when 52 people were killed and 770 injured by bombs on the underground and a bus. From the pinnacle of celebration to the depths of horror in just two days....

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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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