The London Finance Commission looking into funding for the capital has to take into account the realities of ever tighter central control of all aspects of government, says Damian Hockney. At a time when regions across the EU are having their powers stripped away at the behest of Brussels, there is, he believes, no chance […]
Comment and opinion from former London Assembly Member Damian Hockney. Views expressed may not represent those of the site editors.
Damian Hockney, a member of the London Assembly from 2004 to 2008, says the London Assembly suffers from one major problem – lack of access to the REAL information which would allow the body to do its job of holding the Mayor to account. As a member of the London Assembly from 2004 to 2008, […]
Well this is interesting. Today’s polling. In spite of the saturation coverage provided by the BBC for the Greens and the LibDems (alongside what it calls the other two “main” candidates), and a very small rise in polling support for them, there has been just as much a rise in support for the outsiders (in […]
It isn’t going to go away in a hurry, this tax business. We’re sick of it, but we have an awful feeling the voters might not be. Former London Assembly Member and Mayoral candidate Damian Hockney believes that Jenny Jones’ calls for transparency about candidates’ earnings have wrongfooted her opponents and could have an effect […]
Looking at the likely voting figures for LibDem candidate Brian Paddick, former Mayor candidate for UKIP Damian Hockney suggests that there is still no sign of voters using the voting system for the Mayor election imaginatively. “The whole point with this system is that it allows you to vote for your completely preferred choice and […]