David Taylor Freelance
Stories by this contributor.
22 November 2013
Up here in Lancashire, there is one topic that is hotter than any other: the future for fracking.
30 August 2013
Fifty years ago, there were more than 3 million members of the Conservative Party.
31 May 2013
In economic — if not regional — terms, the UK currently consists of two countries: London and the rest.
1 March 2013
It is January 2017. “Ed Miliband steps up to the microphone looking drawn after an all-night crisis session with his Lib-Lab coalition cabinet, the prime minister clears his throat: ‘The unprecedented cold spell has put our energy structure under tremendous strain,’ he says.
09 November 2012
It’s not that complicated. First, you need a political vision, generally known as a “big idea”. Second, you need to prepare a plan of attack to deliver the “big idea” and lastly you need to appoint a top-class team to deliver the “big idea”.
29 June 2012
Austerity versus growth are political alternatives for the right and left. In reality, this is not the case.
20 April 2012
When Ken Livingstone attended his first MIPIM after being elected as London mayor, he gave his opening speech to a packed London stand.
09 March 2012
Last week’s cover story charted Irvine Sellar’s “epic struggle” to build the Shard, the new Tower of London.
16 December 2011
It is that time when we review the 12 months gone and look forward to the year ahead.
7 October 2011
The party conference season is in full swing, so it is appropriate to reflect on Ed Miliband’s first year as leader of the opposition. It is more difficult to establish position and profile as leader of the opposition after losing an election than as incoming prime minister
08 April 2011
As an avid reader of my good friend Steve Norris’s columns during Labour’s years in power, I look forward to returning the compliment. Steven, what a mess
05 November 2010
A few years ago, “disintermediation” was a buzzword in our industry. Wikipedia defines it as the removal of intermediaries in a supply chain. In other words, it is cutting out the middle man.
25 September 2009
Today I am angry, indeed I am mad. In 2009 the real estate industry is in crisis. Landlords are desperate to find good tenants, but good tenants know their worth in the marketplace and delay usually leads to renegotiation
28 August 2009
Staying awake on a train put DLA Piper’s David Taylor on track for partnership
02 May 2008
The risk of default has increased as banks fail to meet their obligations, writes David Taylor
05 January 2007
Developers have been slow to realise Russia’s property potential, says David Taylor
04 November 2005
Unrealistic timescales, point scoring and unreasonable clients all slow us down
07 January 2005
Local open land can be protected from being developed