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Tory GLA member describes Mayoral question time meeting as a ‘farce’.

Politics
Sadiq Khan and Conservative panel members disagreed on various topics and policies, a significant dispute revolved around Uber and the decision made by Travel for London (TFL) to revoke their license.   Khan came under fire from both Andrew Boff and Tony Devenish on the subject of Uber. Boff stated: “So you considered it proper to interfere at one point and improper to interfere at another?”   Khan responded: “I don’t think having discussions with the global CO who has apologised is an improper use of the commissioner’s time”.   These comments resulted in a back and forth dispute, ultimately resulting in Boff being denied the opportunity to ask a question relating to Uber and the Labour conference, with the chair of the meeting, Jeannette Arnoid, deeming th
Khan reiterates desire to have the UK stay in single market

Khan reiterates desire to have the UK stay in single market

Breaking News, Harrow, Politics
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has re-echoed his desire to have the UK continue to access a single market even after Brexit. Khan pointed to the growing inflation which has increased from 0.5 to 2.9 since the referendum and translated to high costs of living for Londoners and the United Kingdom at large as the main reason why efforts should be made to stay in the single market post-Brexit. “The fall of the value of the pound has increased the cost of all businesses who have subsequently pinched customers by raising prices or reducing the size of their product while keeping prices the same,” Khan lamented during the mayor’s questions time last Thursday at the City hall “The continued drop in the value of the pound since the referendum has contributed to inflation rising from 0.5% t
Hard Brexit could cause a severe housing crisis in London

Hard Brexit could cause a severe housing crisis in London

DontUse, EU referendum, Housing, News, Politics, Social media
 A 'hard Brexit' can have a crippling effect on London's housing crisis, Sadiq Khan reveals. According to a paper published by the Mayor, one in four construction workers in London are from the European Union and therefore face an uncertain future of their working titles in the UK. The mayor of London warned that due to the upcoming Brexit, UK could lose skilled workers and this could have a “seriously detrimental” effect on thousands of houses that Londoners need. “London is in the grip of a serious housing crisis. While we are working to train up more Londoners to have the skills to work in construction, you can’t escape the fact that a ‘hard Brexit’ could leave a quarter of the skilled construction workforce in the capital high and dry,” he said. The Evening Standard reported t
Sadiq Khan wants to overcome Boris Johnson’s efforts by announcing a £770m cycling fund

Sadiq Khan wants to overcome Boris Johnson’s efforts by announcing a £770m cycling fund

Environment, News, ReportingWeek1, Transport
The Mayor of London announced a ‘record investment’ in cycling initiatives. He promised £770m to be spent over the next five years. On Monday morning, Sadiq Khan presented an ambitious plan to increase cyclist numbers. The announcement came after his administration was criticized for not being as strong in committing to new bike routes as his predecessor Boris Johnson. The fund is part of Transport for London’s draft business plan, and will involve spending £154 million a year for infrastructure and promoting cycling. This is £4 million less than the £158 million spent last year by Boris Johnson. However, Mr. Khan's cycling schemes promises double the amount of money spent by the former Mayor over his second four-year term, which was £302 million. Two new Cycle Superhighways to se
Londoners need to play their part for Sadiq Khan’s cycling initiatives to work

Londoners need to play their part for Sadiq Khan’s cycling initiatives to work

DontUse, ReportingWeek1
Following London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s announcement to spend a record budget on cycling initiatives in the next five years, the question remains if the cycle superhighways will be under utilized. @HowardCCox @QuentinWillson @JamesSalmon79 Cycling down this Rd. No cars using it! Disgusted. What a waste of money pic.twitter.com/3d0DcPfI9O — lee (@foxalito) August 26, 2016 While the numbers of cyclists in London have been increasing yearly, according to TfL, The Guardian suggests that perhaps more work needs to be done in actually getting people to use the cycle lane. The British social Attitudes Survey 2014 revealed 66 percent adults never cycle. The Guardian surveyed the number of cyclists on Vauxhall Bridge at the start and end of November and concluded that there was at least a