Time for the London Assembly to step out of the shadows

The London Assembly will question the Mayor on Wednesday.  Image: MayorWatch

Last week I pre-recorded a short interview with BBC London which got bumped after Boris announced his 10% Council Tax saving. Some of it aired tonight and seems to have gone down badly with a couple of Assembly Members because I was unable to name personal highlights from the current term. I can understand people […]

Mayoral front runners comment on UK’s return to recession

London could keep more of the taxes it pays

The UK economy has returned to recession, shrinking by 0.2% in the first quarter of 2012 according to the Office for National Statistics. The decline follows a shrinkage of 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2011. According to the ONS production industries decreased by 0.4%, construction decreased by 3% while the service sector increased by […]

Livingstone promises to take charge of London crime fight

Mr Livingstone says he would chair the MOPC.

Ken Livingstone says he would head the new Mayor’s Office for Policing (MOPC) if elected next week. The MOPC, which replaced the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) in January, provides the Metropolitan Police with its strategic goals and scrutinises the force and Commissioner. In turn MOPC is scrutinised by a new London Assembly Police and Crime […]