A lack of accountability allowed a black hole to be created in Transport for London’s budget. Planning decisions are made in secret.
Posts Tagged: London Mayoralty
If the Mayor is incapable of doing his job, the Government will have to call in the inspectors to take charge.
Socialist hegemony in our capital can only be challenged if Conservatives are unapologetic in fighting the battle of ideas.
David Burrowes: Our new relationship with Europe is an opportunity to show more compassion to refugees
I am troubled by signs coming from the UK-EU negotiations. We must not water down rights for those fleeing war, persecution and violence.
But after the waste, mismanagement, and broken promises of the Mayor, it is right that tough conditions are attached,
Closing 40 tube stations may give us a “nudge” to stay at home. But reducing the frequency of trains makes overcrowding worse.
It would require some tough decisions to pay for it – decisions I am ready to take: cutting budgets on marketing, staff, and union reps.
Many of those who self-identify as being on the Left also back key Conservative policies.
Most don’t even mention knife crime. Instead they boast of endorsements from far left groups.
Toby Williams: London’s Mayoral election gives Conservatives the impetus to campaign in Labour territory
We need to adapt to the changing circumstances. More of our support is coming from less affluent areas in the capital.
“I apologised immediately, …and I shouldn’t have said that,” he confesses after he is told he is not JFK, he is more Michael Palin.
Showing that the current Mayor is failing is not enough. A strong alternative must be put forward.
147 people were murdered in the capital last year, the highest level since 2008. There were three knife crime murders in Fulham last year, in my constituency.
Stephen Greenhalgh: The vast majority of those who have been closest to Johnson back him – and trust him to deliver for Britain
As Mayor of London, he carefully selected and built an effective team around him to deliver on his election promises. He trusted that team to get on with the job.
I am determined to refocus the conversation: to how we bring crime levels down; and build the homes we desperately need.