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Boris’s Broken Promises #4: “Making our streets and homes safer with 1,000 more police on the beat”

It’s difficult for candidates to break their manifesto pledges before the actual election, but Boris Johnson’s apparent pledge to make London safer with “1,000 more police on the beat” manages that feat. In 2008 Johnson inherited a budget from Ken … Continue reading

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Three Years on, Mayor is Failing to Tackle Rough Sleeping

Three years ago this month, Boris Johnson pledged to end rough sleeping in London by 2012. Today, faced with a perfect storm of unemployment, funding cuts, welfare reform and housing market failure, even more people are sleeping rough on London’s … Continue reading

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Housing budget in a pickle

The coalition government has slashed London’s housing budget by 60 per cent, although you wouldn’t know it from the press release. Under the cover of giving new powers to City Hall, a budget of £3 billion has been spun to … Continue reading

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In the face of rising crime the Mayor cannot persist with his policy of cutting police numbers

Figures published this week show the impact the Mayor’s cuts to the police service have had at a local level. In the last two years the number of police officers based in the London boroughs has reduced from 20,599 in … Continue reading

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Countdown for Housing

In London, no one can be unaware that we are in the midst of a housing crisis. So the Co-operative Housing (Tenure) Bill is timely and welcome. With supply at an all time low, spiralling private sector rents and home … Continue reading

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Earls Court’s Future in the Balance

Astonishingly, the Mayor just decided that the iconic Earls Court exhibition centre is no longer needed and should be demolished. This issue has attracted few column inches and little publicity. But, as a result of the Mayor’s response to the … Continue reading

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Cuts to Barnet and Camden police revealed

Barnet and Camden has lost 103 police officers in the last year, new figures from the Metropolitan Police Authority reveal. London Assembly member Nicky Gavron AM says Mayor Boris Johnson must take responsibility New figures published by the Metropolitan Police … Continue reading

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