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28th July 2014

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  This article originally appeared in the Sunday Times on 28th July 2014 Francis Goodburn could easily make himself rich. He has just finished a degree in maths and computer science at St John’s College, Oxford, where he was an organ scholar. He was recently voted one of the top 10 black rising stars to [...]

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‘Mending the Fractured Economy’ review launched

4th July 2014

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Policy Network has today published a major report on the economy by the former transport secretary, Lord Andrew Adonis. Read the full report here: http://www.policy-network.net/publications/4695/Mending-the-Fractured-Economy The final report of the Adonis Review, Mending the Fractured Economy: Smarter State, Better Jobs, sets out reforms to boost innovation, tackle skills shortages and address youth unemployment, support growth [...]

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Queen’s Speech Response

6th June 2014

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This speech was originally delivered to the House of Lords on 5th June 2014 It is a pleasure to follow Lord Deighton, and to pay tribute to him for his sterling work over the past year in promoting HS2.  Six weeks ago the House of Commons carried the 2nd reading of the HS2 Bill by [...]

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Adonis Growth Review: Ed Miliband launches interim conclusions

14th May 2014

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  On the 8th April 2014, speaking in Birmingham, Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party, launched the interim conclusions of the Andrew Adonis Growth Review, setting out a bold plan of devolution to Britain’s city and county regions to fuel growth and create more and better jobs. It’s great to be in Birmingham today. [...]

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Two Futures for London

9th April 2014

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This lecture was originally given on the 2nd April 2014, at Level 39 of One Canada Square in Canary Wharf.   Lecture text:     Andrew Adonis ‘Two Futures for London’ Visiting Professor Lecture, Queen Mary, University of London At Canary Wharf, 2 April 2014     This is an amazing view. We look down [...]

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What I learnt from riding London’s buses

8th April 2014

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This article originally appeared in the Evening Standard on 7th April, 2014 The most exciting part of my week’s immersion on London’s buses last month — 104 routes in five days — were the night buses. It began at midnight in Shoreditch, then to Trafalgar Square, and on to Heathrow on the N9 at 4am. [...]

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BBC Radio 4 Lent Talk: Passion and Power

3rd April 2014

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  This is the text from Andrew Adonis’ Lent Talk for BBC Radio 4, aired on the 2nd April 2014 You can’t get away from politics and power in the Easter story. You’ve got an execution ordered for political reasons. You’ve got bribery, betrayal, rhetoric, desertion, satire, cynicism and a classic political jobsworth in the [...]

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London 2030: An optimist’s vision of the next urban renaissance

2nd April 2014

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This article originally appeared in City A.M. on April 2nd 2014 LONDON faces acute problems of growth. We are building barely a third as many new homes as we need. Yet there is no credible plan for the other two-thirds. In 17 boroughs, the average rent is more than half the average wage, and the [...]

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London will come to a standstill if we delay Crossrail 2

31st March 2014

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  This article originally appeared in City A.M. on 26th March 2914 LONDON will start grinding to a halt if Crossrail 2 – the proposed new north-south rail line for the capital – isn’t built by 2030. That’s why London First, the business promotion body, has recommended a firm plan for Crossrail 2, including significant [...]

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London by Bus: A reflection

25th February 2014

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This article originally appeared in The Independent on Friday 21st February There are hardly any suits, but lots of wooly hats, baseball caps, trainers and warm coats. That’s my abiding impression from a week criss-crossing London by bus, from the 38 from Angel to Victoria at 6am on Monday to the N9 from Trafalgar Square [...]

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