With Christmas and New Year out of the way it’s time for the annual ritual of complaining about fare increases. The problem is that much of the commentary on the issue is dishonest and partisan – everyone demands better and more reliable transport but every 12 months the usual suspects come forward to denounce the […]
Yesterday’s debate on the Greater London Authority Bill highlighted the biggest failings of our Parliamentary process – the lack of any need of relevant experience to lead on a subject for any of the parties.
As I type the GLA Bill is being read a second time in Parliament. For as long as time permits I’m going to comment on the debate as it happens.
Ken Livingstone’s claims that comments by Roger Evans on his personal website represent Conservative policy are somewhat disingenuous.
It’s always interesting to see Tories attacking Mayor Livingstone. Today Tory Party leader David Cameron, clearly still on his mission to convince us the party has changed, attacks Livingstone’s approach to race relations.
“…we are working to make Southwark a cleaner, greener and safer place to live and work” proclaims the Southwark Council website. The site even has a section on ‘envirocrimes‘ – someone’s idea of marketing speak for what we used to refer to as graffiti, fly tipping and dropping litter. Anyone reading the site is advised […]
Ken Livingstone is often accused of populism by his opponents and detractors yet from discussions on our forum in recent weeks today’s news of a Â£25 congestion charge for heavily polluting vehicles won’t be popular with many Londoners.
On his blog Tory AM Roger Evans tells of a question by Murad Qureshi asking the Mayor whether it wasÂ “time for a London flag similar to that which you see in Devon and Cornwall?” I’m guessing Roger doesn’t take the issue too seriously and my own response on his blog was typed with tongue […]