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Theresa May’s administration has suffered an almighty blow in Parliament and is bracing for a vote of no confidence later this evening. All bar eight of the capital’s 73 MPs voted to reject the Prime Minister’s deal, including 13 of the capital’s 21 Tories; Remainers such as former misters Jo Johnson and Justine Greening joined arch-Leavers including Zac Goldsmith and Theresa Villiers to condemn the Government to a huge defeat.
OFF TO A ROCKY START...
...is the unavoidable impression emerging from 2019’s first couple of weeks, with MPs rebelling against the government only days before the ‘meaningful vote’ on Brexit and with the capital’s main business associations expressing substantial concerns about the plans for and outcomes of secession from the EU.
LONDON'S INS AND OUTS
In the shadow of ongoing political churn in Whitehall and Westminster over the draft EU withdrawal agreement, this week’s edition features some high-profile resignations and appointments in the spheres of politics and development.
TALE OF TWO KHANS
Two very different narratives about the Mayor of London have been making the rounds this week. One is the story of a Mayor struggling to meet his pledges to build new homes, tackle crime and deliver major transport projects. The other speaks of an enterprising Mayor flying to Brussels for talks with the EU and dishing out £1bn for new council homes.