About time we caught up with the state of play here.
There are now two, repeat, two, Borismasters (there is, as yet, no official class name for the thing, ‘New Bus For London’ currently being tacked to it, but surely not permanently?) -these are
LT1, registration LT61AHT LT2, registration LT61BHT
Now, you may recall this is [...]
We haven’t really covered the Emirates Air Line, Boris’s attempt to leave a legacy in London’s rail network (no, seriously, it’s officially run by TfL’s London Rail division). We might have to if there are any more bizarre nuggets to come out.
Tonight TfL were explaining the nuts and bolts of the scheme (Boris, characteristically, [...]
Helen and I were up early this morning and off down to the Civic Centre in Hounslow for the second (and last, before purdah) MOPC event starring everyone’s favourite dog fancier Kit Malthouse. Now, we know from Lee Jasper’s slightly biased report of the first event that the near-total lack of prior publicity meant that [...]
With just over a month to go before purdah kicks in the Conservatives are making a concerted effort to distract attention from their profligate Mayor and his vanity projects (weren’t those faux-Routemasters meant to be in passenger service this week?) by wasting both questions and time at next week’s Mayor’s Question Time by asking [...]
Boris got into the education game early on, directing the now-dead London Development Authority to set up an arm dealing with Academy schools, with the aim of setting up ten. This arm, London Academies Enterprise Trust, worked in association with an organisation called, er, Academies Enterprise Trust to set up and run two Academies, both [...]
Boris is awfully pleased with the CBI’s forecasts this morning:
@MayorOfLondon: Encouraging news from @CBI_London this morning – optimistic outlook for growth in the capital
Oops. As at least one tweeter pointed out, relying on the CBI for information is a double-edged weapon, not least because they’ve spent the last two years consistently over-estimating [...]
It’s always nice to report from Medway, where they don’t tend to fall for the glamour of Boris playing SimCity in the same way that unsophisticated metropolitan journalists do. They’re more interested in the concreting over of the countryside by a man who doesn’t represent the area and hasn’t apparently bothered to ask permission first.
Bendy buses, remember those? The capacious and efficient people carriers which were removed from busy London bus routes thanks to an election promise (and outright lie about them killing many cyclists – no cyclist in London has ever been killed by an articulated bus) from Boris Johnson.
Last week, Boris Johnson visited the London Borough of Hounslow – ostensibly to promote the forthcoming Olympics at a local school and also open an art installation.
The Mayor and 2012 Olympics Chair Lord Coe first went to Chiswick Community School to publicise the Get Set scheme which saw the school allocated 158 free tickets for [...]
For their next trick, they’re holding a series of consultations, in outer London boroughs, at 9:30am, with very little publicity. Lee Jasper went to the [...]
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