This idea of preventing drivers from using back streets as rat-runs, to cut pollution, clean up air and keep drivers moving, is not working. The good news this week is that there actually was good news. London managed to avoid being put into Tier 3, making an economic recovery possible. But even though Tier 2
London’s businesses have been through a lot this year. They’ve had to deal with a pandemic that emptied out the centre of the capital. They’ve had to deal with a sea-change in how they operate. They’ve had to deal with lockdowns that led many to close for good. And they’ve had to deal with a Mayor who
Black History Month is an opportunity for hope, and to increase representation in all manner of public spaces It’s October, so it’s Black History Month in the UK. And when I asked friends and family for their thoughts, I discovered that Black History Month means different things to different people. To my family, it’s a
Over the last few months, coronavirus has forced our elected representatives to make some tough choices. And the overwhelming majority of Londoners have supported them. We stopped going into offices. We stopped making unnecessary trips to the shops. We shut down pubs, restaurants and hospitality businesses for months on end. We followed the rules, played
When you hear people talk about improving social mobility, what does it mean to you? Every politician says they want to take action, but it’s not always clear what that involves. Does it mean more jobs? Or more grammar schools? Does it mean more investment in youth services? Or a punishing tax on inheritance? I
Remember the days when London’s transport network led the world? It wasn’t that long ago. Look back to before Sadiq Khan and you see what we used to be capable of. When Boris Johnson was the Mayor of London, we signed off Crossrail 1. We started planning Crossrail 2. We got Boris bikes. We rolled
Citizens of Hong Kong. Over the past few years, life in your city has changed. Your rights are being taken away. Your freedoms are being curtailed. And your autonomy is under threat. It is an attempt by the Chinese government to crush the spirit of Hong Kong.
On crime, waste and public transport, the Mayor is failing Londoners. It’s time for change.