The Silvertown Tunnel is sold as instant congestion relief but new roads have an irritating habit of generating new traffic and the tunnel would worsen jams at other bottlenecks on both sides of the Thames.
Sensible people offer notes of caution on why the polls’ predictions may not come true and Team Sadiq are wisely taking nothing for granted, but the most probable outcome does seem to be a Khan victory.
The big news from yesterday’s YouGov poll was Sadiq Khan’s 16 point lead over Zac Goldsmith in the mayoral race but there’s another, pretty much unreported, finding contained within the full tables – UKIP looks set to become the third largest party on the London Assembly.
If you want to see how Cameron’s ‘blitz’ on ‘sink estates’ will play out in London you need look no further than Barnet where some of the largest-scale regeneration and development has been taking place.
While every mayoral candidate promises they can build the most homes, few are talking about the homes they’ll demolish. This really matters, because as I’ve found we can end up actually losing more homes to demolitions and sales than we build.
A Labour leaflet delivered to residents in the London Assembly constituency of Merton & Wandsworth suggests the party’s understanding of the scheme isn’t all it could be.
This year alone we have produced 20 reports covering topics addressing issues as diverse as night-time policing, support for private renters, motorcycle safety and childcare provision, while maintaining a laser like focus on the Mayor’s programmes and spending priorities.
Sadiq Khan used to advocate a clear “ban” on poor doors but his recently published manifesto uses far weaker language. What is his policy on this controversial initiative?