The RMT is threatening to strike after workers were sacked for claimed breaches of strict anti-drink rules. Can they honestly oppose such decisions and still claim to want a safe system?
Speaking on BBC Newsnight tonight, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Andy Trotter confirmed that policing the forthcoming visit by George Bush would cost Londoners at least five million pounds.
It now seems clear that Ken Livingstone will be fighting the next Mayoral election as the official Labour candidate. Since his election as Mayor, Livingstone has challenged government policy in the courts, openly rowed with government ministers and sacked his Labour Deputy Mayor (who rumors suggest will be offered her old job back in return […]
The security of visiting Heads of State is always a troublesome issue. The planned visit by President Bush is no exception. Mr Bush heads an administration which waged war on another country, supported at home but opposed by many of America’s traditional allies.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir John Stevens has announced that policing David Blaine’s laughable ‘stunt’ has cost Londoners a staggering £64,135. So far the Met have been promised just half of this from the two television companies who broadcast the event and the company who staged it. Londoners should not be expected to pay the rest. […]