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London: Time for Plan B

The capital's long evolution has gone horribly wrong. But we have solved worse crises

By Owen Hatherley   May 2016

In one of the election leaflets put out by the likely next Mayor of London, we learn that Sadiq Khan is the “bus driver’s son who grew up on a council estate and saved up to buy his own house.” Much of the reason why the Labour candidate has an eight-point lead at the time of writing can be found in that short sentence, a little masterpiece of copywriting. Humble beginnings as…

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