City Corridor is a good modernist cathedral to the capital’s energy, and usually teeming with municipal courtiers, nevertheless it feels extra like a mausoleum now. A solitary aide leads me up eight abandoned flooring of deathly hush to Sadiq Khan’s workplace, the place I discover the mayor checking that his trousers nonetheless match. It’s solely the third time he’s put them on in 11 weeks — “I put on a shirt for Zoom, however the backside half’s been joggers, to be sincere” — and he’s relieved nonetheless to get into them. I don’t know why he was apprehensive, although, for Khan doesn’t seem to have gotten any larger below lockdown. He appears to me, if something, diminished.
The previous Labour minister had simply been elected mayor when
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