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The London Assembly needs greater powers, a wider remit and more self-respect

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On Tuesday I took part in a Centre for London panel on the future of the London Assembly, it was a lively discussion which included defences of the Assembly, suggestions of additional powers and even calls for its abolition. My view is that the Assembly has achieved much in the past 15 years, including fairer ticketing for the Olympics, enhanced transparency across the Mayoral agencies and first rate scrutiny of the Met where its police and ... [Continue reading]