Many people have started to describe the City of London as a giant tax haven. And one that actually sits at the centre of a vast global network of tax havens, funnelling money into itself from Crown Dependencies like the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey, from British territories like the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and […]
London’s relationship with Scotland has been complex over the years. But then, London has always been a complex city. London is sometimes described as the capital of three nations; it’s the capital of England, of Britain, and of the United Kingdom. All these are separate political entities, and yet they have the same parliament based […]
The cities of London and Westminster each have a motto. “Lord Guide Us” for the City of London, and “Lord Protect Us” for the City of Westminster. As I was praying last night for both cities, it struck me that both are foundational prayers for anyone wanting to do more praying for London, or for […]
In a couple of weeks we’ll have our third Awaken prayer meeting for London, on Wed 21 May 2014. The first one had around 70 people gathered together to pray, and we prayed for the twin cities of London and Westminster. The second was in March, and we specifically prayed for the arts and entertainment […]
Tonight London sees the launch of a new TV channel dedicated to the city. London Live (on Freeview channel 8 and Sky channel 117, starts broadcasting at 6.30pm on 31 March) is owned by Evgeny Lebedev, the man who also owns the Evening Standard, and will feature a mix of news, sport, current affairs, comedy […]
So 2014 is upon us. What should we be praying for London this year? There’s no Diamond Jubilee to celebrate, no Olympics (though the Commonwealth Games are happening in Glasgow), and not much chance of another royal baby. So what is happening in London in 2014? And what should we be praying for?