The proposal is criticised for hitting the vulnerable and breaking an election pledge. Local transport schemes are also being hit.
Posts Tagged: Sadiq Khan (Mayor)
WATCH: Sturgeon and Khan are making “a foolish mistake” on the Single Market and Customs Union, says Davis
To the idea of leaving one part of the country behind, he replies: “No UK government would allow such a thing, let alone a Conservative and Unionist one.”
The “Cycle Superhighway” would increase air pollution, harm business, and inconvenience pedestrians, bus passengers and drivers. Even for cyclists it is poor value for £70 million.
Councils need to use their own land to boost development – without the Mayor of London being able to get in the way.
Knocking down semi-detached and detached homes is the wrong way to increase the housing density – build on the post-industrial land instead.
After massively increasing the cost of regulation the Mayor now expects the operators to pay. Some firms will be driven out of business.
George Osborne made a bogeyman of buy-to-let landlords, but making it harder and more expensive to supply rental housing is deeply counter-productive.
Stephen Greenhalgh: To win in the capital we must fight on local issues and select council candidates on merit
Ruth Davidson’s call for a London Manifesto misses the point that the boroughs have different needs.
It seems that TfL’s own processes are not fit for purpose – Sadiq Khan needs to take action to sort it out.
Nicholas Mazzei: Khan and TfL are right to block Uber. We Conservatives are on the wrong side of the argument.
A cheap, simple service is not a good enough defence when delivered by a company with poor morals and corporate standards.
Too many Conservative councils are being passive on this key challenge – while sitting on vast supplies of surplus land.
The Mayor has betrayed Londoners and chosen to send out a signal to the world that the city does not embrace innovation
Diego Zuluaga: Khan and TfL’s war on Uber has baleful implications for post-Brexit Britain – not just Londoners
When other EU countries attempted to block the apps’ arrival, my British interlocutors said: “it could never happen here”.
The problem in London is severe, but the Mayor still equivocates.
At a time when the UK has had the highest year of house building post-crash, it is inexcusable that he has allowed it to drop so precipitously.