Over 60 per cent of the homes being built will be “affordable” under Khan’s definition. This is well above the usual target of 35 per cent – yet they still oppose.
Transport for the North can now set its own priorities and make its own plans – but Westminster must devolve more powers to allow it to reach its full potential.
The proposal is criticised for hitting the vulnerable and breaking an election pledge. Local transport schemes are also being hit.
Plans to give much more time for rank-and-file speeches may be why Khan and Burnham are having a hard time getting speaking slots.
We face the prospect of extinction in our nation’s capital if we do not take steps to arrest a decline that has been underway for some years.
It is doubtless bad manners to ask, on day two of his new job, what he will do next. But posing the question and trying to answer it is irresistible.
Promises have already been abandoned – on transport fares, housing, policing. Even trees.
The Mayor of London is still in campaign mode – he should switch to governing mode.
Despite the significant Polish contributions over the generations, one will be hard pressed to find any commemoration of their efforts and sacrifice.
Wales has shown Labour failure and a lack of true accountability.
The most senior Minister in place at home has a great task before him – helping his country find a new international role (and restoring the morale of an exhausted department).
The peer is meant to be heading up the Chancellor’s flagship National Infrastructure Commission, but may be joining the new Mayor’s transport team.
Labour’s mayoral candidate put his faith at the centre of his candidacy. Do we want religion creeping back into our politics?
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I still believe my pledge of cutting tube fares by three per cent annually was deliverable.