It’s the most powerful directly-elected position in the country with a £19.4 billion budget. But he squandered his first term.
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Khan’s latest virtue signalling project is his expensive statue-toppling commission. It’s an outrageous waste of taxpayers’ cash.
David Leaf: In Bexley, we will keep on delivering top rated services – while Labour resorts to scaremongering
The test of any Council is how they find a way through sudden and unexpected events. A calm approach is needed.
The bill for TfL staff working on trade union activities has nearly doubled under him to £8.7 million.
Keith Prince: Londoners will not return to their previous travel arrangements. Whatever the Mayor might want.
There is now ample evidence that lockdown has put rocket boosters under the trend for people to work from home.
Aphra Brandreth: Davey would take the Lib Dems backwards; Moran to the Left. But whichever direction, does it matter?
Until they are prepared to set out a future that is both workable and distinct, they are unlikely to have much of a voice in this Parliament or the next.
A lack of accountability allowed a black hole to be created in Transport for London’s budget. Planning decisions are made in secret.
There are long-running problems with the Piccadilly Line. The antiquated signalling system desperately needs updating.
But after the waste, mismanagement, and broken promises of the Mayor, it is right that tough conditions are attached,
The reduced service Transport for London is providing is just not sufficient for essential workers to travel across the city safely.
Closing 40 tube stations may give us a “nudge” to stay at home. But reducing the frequency of trains makes overcrowding worse.
We can’t continue to favour projects such as Crossrail over developing infrastructure in other parts of the country which generate much greater relative returns.
“So there’s no doubt, we are the underdog. But the point is, the Mayor’s record is so terrible it’s allowed us an opportunity.”
There is a threat of London-wide pay as you drive road charge, to fix the damage the Mayor’s done to Transport for London’s finances.
Our concerns aren’t in Europe, or America. They’re local. They’re at the end of our road. We are worried about the dire state of crime, housing and air quality.