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]
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December’s meeting of the Transport for London board was a little livelier than usual thanks to a bust up between transport commissioner Sir Peter Hendy and Bob Oddy, a TfL board member and London Taxi Drivers Association deputy General ... [Continue reading]
Yesterday’s strike by London bus drivers inevitably brought calls for the Mayor to intervene and help find a compromise between bus operators who want to maximise their profits and workers who want to earn a bit more. Unlike Tube drivers, London’s ... [Continue reading]
Last week saw scenes of mayhem at London Bridge as spiralling delays resulted in confusion and dangerous overcrowding. This should have been a wakeup call for rail bosses, but yesterday morning I was one of hundreds of commuters caught up in the ... [Continue reading]
Boris Johnson’s decision to make the capital’s annual New Year’s Eve firework display a paid, ticketed event proved controversial in some quarters but newly a published City Hall document suggests the arrangements are here to stay. According to ... [Continue reading]