London’s Mayor is overseeing an administration typified by virtue signalling, financial incompetence, and wasteful spending.
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Whether it is housing, transport or crime – even the Trump blimp – he is shameless in trying to dodge accountability.
The Mayor should take the responsibility to be a unifying figure with a positive message – not just churn out doom-laden predictions.
After massively increasing the cost of regulation the Mayor now expects the operators to pay. Some firms will be driven out of business.
A pledge to crack down on tall buildings was followed by Khan approving developments of 17 storeys in Harrow and 21 storeys in Haringey against local wishes.
Yet £33 million is spent on free travelcards for those who live with TfL staff.
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Spending the money on hybrid buses would be much more effective.
The Mayor of London is still in campaign mode – he should switch to governing mode.
The promise that 50 per cent of news homes would be affordable has also been ditched.
To cope with a surging population, the capital must not delay new transport projects.
Conservatives on the London Assembly have produced a series of policies to make London a better city.
The London Assembly’s 14 regional constituencies offers an alternative model.
Boris Johnson, has for the first time announced the creation of a self-build pilot scheme for London.
For markets to flourish the traders must take over from maladroit councils.