Having previously called for Val and Sadiq to clean out the over-represented “mayoral mates and silent vested interests” which used to sit on the TfL board, it’s good to see their efforts to do just that are paying off.
If as a result of government cuts and Sadiq’s fares freeze it now has to catch-up with the rest of the public sector and review how many layers of management it needs, and ask whether some functions really need to be carried out by separate teams with similar remits, then this is a very welcome development.
The London Plan has highlighted the need for the capital to deliver 66,000 homes a year. None of this will be fully possible without Crossrail 2, argues Dr Nelson Ogunshakin of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE).
Today’s meeting of the London Assembly’s Budget & Performance Committee will have felt eerily familiar to fans of The Apprentice, and not just because the most recent series culminated with an episode shot in the City Hall chamber
Brexit is of course deeply unpopular in London where voters bucked the national trend to overwhelmingly vote Remain, but Tories shouldn’t kid themselves that a change in Brexit policy is going to spare their blushes come May.