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LURB AND OTHER DRUGS
"I’m no expert but the economic outlook seems, well, not good."
WIN SOME, LOSE SOME
"Are you ready for my hot take on the outcome of the local elections?"
A TOWN PAINTED RED(DISH)?
Labour win Barnet, Wandsworth and, in the big surprise of the night, Westminster.
London goes to the polls in just over a week, bringing LCA’s intense ‘pre-election’ activity to a close.
"Back in 2006 Labour had a night to forget in the local elections. Their share of the vote across the capital collapsed to below 28% and they lost control of eight boroughs."
PICKLES IN A PICKLE
"It is hard to focus on LDN today when the media is mainly preoccupied with partygate fines, inflation and the awful events in Ukraine."
This morning we were joined by clients, associates, friends and of course loyal LDN readers for our pre-election webinar.
"It’s not that I’m wishing my life away but I’ll be pleased to get to 6 May."
Is it possible that we are already a little nostalgic for a time when Rishi would pull rabbits out of hats to help us through a crisis?
We lead today’s LDN with our recent poll, which has shown Labour well ahead in the capital and the cost of living as, unsurprisingly, the number one issue for most Londoners.
CITY ON EDGE
Well it’s not summer just yet but things certainly feel a little discontented. Eye-watering energy bills (and that’s pre-Russian sanctions) and eyebrow-raising fare hikes will now meet grimace-inducing council tax rises against a background of industrial action and war-fuelled anxiety.