Sadiq Khan’s intervention on the living wage earlier this week would make little difference to low paid Londoners, and would undermine the scheme’s moral force, giving employers the perfect excuse to ignore it.
The mess Labour have found themselves in over Heathrow is about much more than the decision over airport expansion. It exposes the paper-thin commitment of many in the party, and many elsewhere, to tackling air pollution and climate change, and the work still required to drag them into the 21st century.
I want to be the Green Party’s candidate for the Mayor of London, and to top the London Assembly list, to give voters hope in that new kind of politics. With more Greens in office, you can fight from City Hall, instead of fighting against it.