Month

June 2018
Politicians need to be brave and ambitious. If I am critical of today’s politicians not only do they lack vision but they tend to play safe and do things exponentially. That needs to stop if London is going to grow and be ambitious for the future. I have always been marginally more in favour of...
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One London was a phrase first used by the late Labour MP, Dame Tessa Jowell, when she ran for the London Mayor against the current Mayor. She identified that London was becoming a divided city and I agree with her. Having said that, we come from different political traditions and my solution to the problems will...
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Our kids can’t buy a home in London. Am I to be the last generation of ordinary Londoners who can afford to live here? Londoners don’t believe London can solve the London housing crisis alone. To build in the way we do, constantly increasing unattainable targets and then increasing them again when they are not...
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Violent crime is rising too fast and too many Londoners are dying on our streets. It’s time to rethink Policing in London. The current Mayor’s big idea is to close police stations and centralise, moving resources away from the Boroughs. This is not the way to give confidence to Londoners. The Mayor spends too much time...
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If you want a clear sign of how much London has grown just look at our crowded train network. London, as part of its role as a global city, needs to understand what is the best way to develop its future transport network. Usage on some services has been declining and the rise of hot-desking...
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I voted remain. What the Government has been tasked with undertaking is I believe the most divisive and difficult issue to tackle since probably the Great Reform Act or Universal Suffrage. Brexit will happen and therefore we need to get on with making it work for London rather than continue to divide London on this...
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