Tube Strikes: Mayor gives into unions demands at a cost of £68M

Against all evidence the Mayor is reversing decisions to reduce hundreds of unnecessary staff The Mayor has given in to union’s demands and massively scaled back plans to reduce unnecessary station staff at a cost of £68million. Following the closure of underused ticket offices TfL planned to remove 950 station positions at a savings of £50million a year. In an independent review of this decision,…

Mayor to host representatives of eleven ‘Israeli travel ban’ countries at City Hall reception

– Mayor set to condemn Trump’s travel ban at tonight’s event – Facing calls to also criticise attending countries that ban Israeli citizens The Mayor of London is set to host representatives of eleven countries that ban Israeli passport holders, hours after rightly condemning Donald Trump’s own travel ban. Sadiq Khan will use tonight’s gathering at City Hall, where ambassadors and senior dignitaries from more…

BUDGET: Mayor puts Old Oak Common homes at risk with 40% budget cut

– Experts predict budget cut will impact major project The Mayor of London has cut the budget for Old Oak Common by 40 per cent – despite his claims of increased spending – putting the building of thousands of homes at risk. The project, which will provide thousands of homes on industrial and waste land in west London, has been handed £6.9million by the Mayor…

BUDGET: Mayor keeps ‘Olympics tax’ after Games debt is wiped

– Sadiq Khan using loophole to raise cash for his unbalanced budget The Mayor of London is continuing to impose an ‘Olympic tax’ on Londoners – even though the debt of the Games has been wiped. The tax, known as the Olympic precept, was set-up before 2012 to help pay for the Games and the associated regeneration projects. During his electoral campaign, Sadiq Khan pledged…

‘Clumsy’ ULEZ extension will not tackle worst-polluting areas despite costing £780million

– Extension will only improve air quality by an additional 10% – original ULEZ will see 51% reduction – Projected additional cost of £780million – £220 per household – Money could buy 2,600 hybrid buses for same impact on emissions – Report calls on Mayor to keep original ULEZ and suggests alternative additions The Mayor of London’s proposal to extend the ULEZ is a clumsy…

Rail Devolution: Sadiq Khan ‘abdicating responsibility as Mayor’

In throwing his toys out of the pram and refusing to co-operate with the government, Sadiq Khan has ruined any chance we as a city had of taking control of mainline rail in London. Instead of seeking to address concerns the government had over his ability to take on these services, he has thrown a tantrum, shown his complete ineptitude at this level of politics…

The Mayor resorts to mud-slinging rather than addressing the T-Charge facts

Sadiq Khan appears to be blindly ignoring the facts put in front of him by his own researchers at TfL. Under assessment by his own people, the Mayor’s flagship air pollution policy is predicted to have only a ‘negligible’ impact on air quality, reducing poisonous NOx gasses by just 1-3%. Unfortunately for Londoners, rather than attempt to address any of the points I have raised,…

T-charge will cost Londoners £23million a year for ‘negligible’ improvement in air quality

– TfL predicts just a 1-3% reduction in NOx (nitrous oxide) emissions – 9,000 drivers every day set to be hit with £10 charge – Small businesses with older vehicles will be hardest hit The Mayor of London’s T-charge will cost Londoners £23million a year despite having only a ‘negligible’ impact on pollution, it has been revealed. Transport for London’s own assessment concludes the £10…