Young London

Review: Our London

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Do young Londoners like me still have the same opportunities as the last generation? That’s one of the questions asked by Shadow London Minister Sadiq Khan in ‘Our London’ – a book devoted to debate and discussion on the future of our city. In his introduction to the book, Sadiq talks about his upbringing in…


Review: One Nation: Power, Hope, Community

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‘It’s all about power.  Who’s got it.  Who knows how to use it’  – Buffy Summers Reading through the essays in ‘One Nation: Power, Hope, Community’ it’s clear that Ed Miliband’s concept of one nation not only aims to set out a framework for what Labour would do if elected, but also how it will…


Working class hero

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This Boy is a joy to read. Alan Johnson writes beautifully about his childhood, about growing up in the aftermath of the second world war in slum housing in Kensal Town, but above all, about his wonderful mother, Lily, and sister, Linda. Alan wrote This Boy as a memoir to Lily and Linda, but his…