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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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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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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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Boris Johnson’s plan for London attacks housing and communities

The London Plan fails to address the acute need for new social housing and a desire for genuinely mixed communities With little of the usual fanfare, London mayor Boris Johnson recently published his London Plan, a 300-page document that will … Continue reading

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