Several years and £5m of our money later, London’s part-time Mayor is still banging on about his fantasy estuary airport.
Yesterday, he had a day out to the London Borough of Hillingdon to promote the local Conservatives’ manifesto, the month before the borough elections:
Boris Johnson is asking the Home Secretary to approve his purchase of three water cannon for the Metropolitan Police, ignoring the fact that they can cause serious injury, a poll which found that 36% of those questioned were so ignorant that they believed that the Met already had water cannon and
London’s part-time Mayor and his entourage spent today at MIPIM, an international property show in Cannes.
Johnson gave a keynote address on housing in London.
He again repeated his assertion that the way to ensure young Londoners can afford to buy or rent in the city is merely to build more unaffordable [...]
London’s part-time Mayor has just been on holiday again – this time to the ski resort of La Plagne in the French Alps. The regular skiing holiday taken by Boris Johnson and family which used to be paid for using the Child Benefit which he and his wife, as affluent owners of two homes, chose [...]
TfL said they would lay on extra buses to cover this week’s London Underground strike action and it’s evident that some truly ancient private hire vehicles have been contracted into service today.
— Chris Thomas (@Mr_C_1982) February 5, [...]
This morning, LBC broadcast another installment of its occasional phone-in, Ask Boris, hosted by London’s occasional mayor, Boris Johnson and regular presenter Nick Ferrari.
Mandy, a bus driver from Croydon, phoned in halfway through the programme. The official LBC Live Blog states that the call went as follows:
09:28 – On no cash for [...]
Last week, a passenger on a New Bus For London vehicle on route 24 sustained a life-threatening head injury after falling out of the open rear door.
Until the exact circumstances are known, it is pointless to surmise how and why this incident occurred. Another passenger on the New Bus For London on [...]
Cast your minds back to 3 July, when TfL claimed that:
heat problems on top deck of New Bus on route 24 are fixed
Then to 19 July when Grayson Thermal Systems announced that they had been commissioned by WrightBus to fix the air cooling problems on the New Bus For London.
Surely the [...]
The vicious bollard which jumps out when drivers are least expecting it at the Hampstead terminus of route 24:
Oops new Borismaster bus crashed at Hampstead Heath this morning.
— Ken Carr (@visionsint) July 30, 2013
Is this the first fancy new routemaster bus to have been driven into a bollard? Join us [...]
Arriva Trains Wales can do it, why not Boris Johnson, Transport for London and WrightBus :
24 July 2013
We are aware of defects with the air conditioning system fitted to our class 158 fleet and apologise for any discomfort experienced recently as a result. We are currently delivering a £0.5m investment in upgrading [...]
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