Boris’s mayoralty WILL become less relevant but not because he’s going to be an MP


Despite months of voter repelling name-calling and insult-swapping by our would-be national leaders, depressingly it’s only today that the general election period officially gets underway. Voters can look forward to five-and-a-half weeks of the dullest generation of politicians ever known ramping up the rhetoric in order to persuade them that ... [Continue reading]

London should become the city of smart taxes


There is a growing consensus that central government should devolve more tax revenues to City Hall, but I’d like them to go much further. The Mayor should have the ability to introduce ‘smart taxes’ and charges which reshape our city as well as raising revenue. The London Assembly then need additional powers to keep the Mayor in check.

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