After creating a loud fuss over earlier plans for a launch, opposition AMs declined to attend the eventual opening, a decision which prompted obvious annoyance on the part of TfL officials.
In common with a number of other London writers and bloggers my inbox and phone have brought me claim and counter-claim over the impending launch of the East London Line.
Here’s a curious, if earthy, one to ponder next time nature calls: Thames Water, London’s water and sewerage company – and producer of renewable power.
We London bloggers know that Boris Johnson spins a good line and it’s often fun to see ‘real’ news outlets swallow the spin – such as the line on St George’s Day celebrations – unquestioned but it’s a bit less amusing when the leader of his own party falls for the hype.
It’s not the first time Boris has claimed a Livingstone policy for his own but given the political kicking he’s going to get he probably wishes he’d let the cuts to ticket offices come sooner.
After a week in which Mayor of London Boris Johnson has faced calls to ‘clarify’ his backing of the scheme, Cllr Rodney Chambers, Leader of Medway Council, sets out the case against building a new airport in the Thames Estuary.
The row over funding for Underground upgrades by Tube Lines proves why Boris Johnson would be wrong to give away his reserve Freedom Pass powers.
Today the London Assembly will hold a confirmation hearing into the appointment of Kit Malthouse as Chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority. It’s a pointless fudge between preserving the Mayor’s executive powers and paying lip-service to increasing scrutiny of him or her.