Architects were out in force, as ever. On the London stand I noticed Sir Nicholas Grimshaw with his client Minerva, Ken Shuttleworth, Lee Polisano, Richard Saxon, Alex Lifschutz, David Barfield, David Marks, Tim Evans, Michael Foster, Chris Wilkinson, Jim Eyre, Roger Stephenson, Ian Simpson and many others too numerous to mention. Several were there to hear mayor Livingstone give one of his rousing performances. This included a demand that planning decisions be made in 14 days. He might have pointed out that he is obliged to make decisions which come his way in 14 days, or they are deemed permissions. It is all part of his charm.