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Comfortable voters make for a dreary protest

So the Richmond Park by-election taradiddle gets played out to its dreary denouement today. Will the comfortable voters of Richmond Park register a vote against Brexit or against the third runway at Heathrow? It is all so negative and dispiriting. And it will only ever amount to a protest vote. Neither the airport expansion nor […]

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MIPIM UK – a bit of a blur, all of a triumph

Sooooo… MIPIM UK 2015.  Well, it’s all a bit of a blur really… So much HAPPENED! Olympia: well it may not be Cannes, but 2015 proved that 2014 was not a fluke, and it sure does work for us.  The promised protesters were not exactly out in force (perhaps, like in my student days, the […]

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Bankside keeps getting better

When I was running the Paddington Regeneration Partnership (now, of course, the Paddington Waterside Partnership) back in 2000, we were part of the “Circle Initiative” of five pilot business improvement districts, a model imported from New York by Pat Brown of the Central London Partnership. One of the five was Better Bankside, still run by […]

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