Tory Mayoral candidate Boris Johnson has committed himself to “stopping the
stranglehold of the RMT on the neck of the London commuter” if he becomes Mayor.
The comments came in a speech made by Mr Johnson to the London Business School Alumni on Thursday in which Mr Johnson
However in a remark which suggests Johnson still has something to learn about London politics he lauded the Tory record for changing “the rules of the London Stock Exchange – abolishing fixed charges in 1986 and instituted other complementary reforms that made a monumental difference to London” before later saying: “If a city lives on its wits it can decline twice as quick under the wrong political leadership.”
1986 was the year the Conservatives abolished the Greater London Council leaving the city without political leadership until the GLA was introduced in 2000.
Addressing the shortage of hosing Mr Johnson said the Mayor “has a huge role in making sure that people can find somewhere affordable to live. That means using staircasing, and it means building family housing and not rabbit-hutch dwellings.”
Vowing to be “a champion for the ambitions of all Londoners” Johnson said he wanted “to support and encourage what we are getting right.”