London’s densely packed landscape could make things even worse, with a quarter of its properties at risk. A super rainstorm would quickly overwhelm drains with surface water build-up and river flooding, seeing tens of billions in property and infrastructure damage, with a high chance of loss of life.
This week the London Assembly published a report calling for changes to the Government’s Prevent counter-extremism strategy. The Green party’s Baroness Jenny Jones explains why she was unable to support the report.
London’s interdependence with economies elsewhere in the world means substantial risk is ‘imported’ through the financial services sector and international supply chains. Yet these risks are poorly understood in the capital.
Green Party London Assembly Member Baroness Jenny Jones wants Conservative colleagues to back an amendment to the Mayor’s budget requiring TfL to spend 2% of its budget on cycling.
Jenny Jones argues new scrutiny arrangements amount to single party influence and could cost the Met the public’s support.