Lord Adonis would “love to be Mayor” but isn’t running…

One of the panelists at this week’s London Policy Conference was Lord Adonis, Labour Peer and former Education minister and Transport secretary. During a discussion on whether London’s Government had what it needed to deliver for Londoners, Adonis, who thinks we have all the devolved powers we need, said he would “love to be Mayor’. […]

City Hall should stand up for mental health sufferers, not add to the stigma

Today’s Evening Standard quotes Boris aide Daniel Moylan describing Ken Livingstone as “schizophrenic”. Given his own use of offensive terms to attack opponents, Livingstone has little scope to complain but this isn’t the first time Team Boris have attacked opponents on the grounds of mental health. At June’s Mayor’s Question Time, Boris himself branded London […]

Video: Met Commissioner clashes with AMs over ‘straight answers’

Last Tuesday Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe found himself in hot water for suggesting a wider roll-out of taser ‘stun-guns’. At Thursday’s meeting of the Metropolitan Police Authority, the Commissioner claimed London’s media had not fully reported his comments that the roll-out could just be to “one of our response cars” but had instead focussed on […]