London Assembly

Ukip Appeared On A Quarter Of All Question Time Shows Since May 2010, Huff Post UK Reveals

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Politics

Ukip appeared on almost one in four of the BBC’s flagship Question Time programmes in the past seven years - despite never having more than two MPs....

Sadiq Khan's Attempts To Blame Brexit For His Own Housing Failings Show A New Level Of Desperation

Shaun Bailey | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Politics
Shaun Bailey

Sadiq Khan's housing policies are set up to fail, so it is not surprising that since his election in May he has been seeking every excuse under the sun for why he may not deliver in this area. His latest effort, despite a worrying lack of evidence, is to blame Brexit.

Is Sadiq Khan The Mayor For Broken Promises?

Shaun Bailey | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics
Shaun Bailey

What matters most to Sadiq Khan? Is his primary motivation as London Mayor to leave a lasting, positive legacy? Or is his real focus to gain short-term popularity and establish a rival powerbase within the Labour Party to the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn? Does he wish to serve London for 8 years as his two predecessors did, or is he planning to cut and run after 4 years?

Londoners Collectively wasted 44 Years Putting Up With Tube Delays Last Year

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK

London Underground passengers collectively wasted 44 years because of delays over the last 12 months, new figures have revealed. Research released by ...

Sadiq Khan's Spin Is Derailing Devolution

Keith Prince | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Politics
Keith Prince

This morning Sadiq Khan issued a press release in which he made five pledges to suburban Londoners listing improvements that he claims would happen if the Government devolves control of suburban rail to Transport for London.

London Is Headed Towards Democratic Dysfunction In 2020

Areeq Chowdhury | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Politics
Areeq Chowdhury

With all of the new challenges online voting presents, it would equally open up a whole realm of opportunity. Opportunity to resign issues like 'accidentally spoilt ballots' to the dustbin, and opportunity to enable a more accessible method of voting for Londoners with disabilities and vision-impairments, as well as the city's youth and long-hour workers.

Caring Professions in London Need Priority Status for Police Checks

Sian Berry | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Politics
Sian Berry

There are not many better bits of news than being offered a job. But for 81,000 people offered jobs working with children and vulnerable people in London, that joy has been lessened as they wait for months for necessary police checks to take place before starting work.

Heathrow Concessions Fail to Hide Stark Flaws in Expansion Proposal

Keith Prince | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Politics
Keith Prince

Heathrow is facing air quality issues that simply cannot be overcome. If the best they can offer is a ham-fisted proposal that would severely impact small businesses and drivers across London then today should be the day that the idea of a Heathrow expansion is knocked on the head for good.

I'm Running for WE Because I Want a Better Deal for Women AND Men

Isabelle Parasram | Posted 18.03.2017 | UK Politics
Isabelle Parasram

Flexible working is just one example of a policy area in which I hope to bridge the gap between the 'average' man and WE, which I see as a key area WE need to focus on. Some of my favourite people in the entire world are men - my husband and three young sons being top of the list! My message is that WE are not anti-men, WE don't want to see men airbrushed out of society, in fact, WE believe that equality for all will mean a better deal for women AND men.

The Night Tube Could Increase Crime At These 12 Stations

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK

Crime and anti-social behaviour may increase at 12 London underground station's when the Night Tube is launched, a report has warned. The "red sta...

Pop-up Housing Could Cut London Rents by a Third

Andrew Boff | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Boff

Modern pop-up homes may just hold the key to solving London's housing crisis. They are of extremely high quality, are manufactured cheaply and can be constructed in a matter of weeks. My new report, 'Pop-up Housing: A London Solution', suggests these kinds of high quality temporary homes could cut the cost of renting in the capital by a third.

Tackling Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in London

Andrew Boff | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Boff

FGM is a practice that would seem out of place in the dark ages, and yet it is being inflicted on young people living in our city today. Its frequency is a worrying phenomenon that cannot be ignored. Yet despite its apparent prevalence in the UK, not a single conviction for the illegal practice has ever been achieved.

'Exploding' Pavements Are Still Putting People's Lives At Risk

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK

Londoners' lives are being put at risk after nearly 80 incidents of "exploding pavements" were recorded in the capital in the last five years. The ...

Next Year's London Elections Are Make or Break for the Green Party

Jonathan Bartley | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Bartley

London is a world-class city but too often we don't get the world-class services or the world-class jobs Londoners deserve. My offer to Londoners is this: I will deliver good jobs for young people, affordable homes for every family, opportunities for new Londoners, stronger local economies and a transport network we can all be proud of.

UK Terror Threat - Gunfire Detectors in 'Soft Targets' Could Save Lives

Roger Evans | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Politics
Roger Evans

The introduction of gunfire detectors will help to save lives. Cutting the response time of armed officers, alongside providing them with accurate information about the location of an armed individual, will ensure incidents are dealt with as quickly as possible. During a time of tight financial constraints, the use of such technology offers a smart solution that is relatively low cost when taken in the context of the billions spent annually on anti-terror activities.

Jessica Elgot

Boris Buries Bad News On Budget Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

Boris Johnson has announced he will endorse the use of a water cannon by the Metropolitan Police, prompting outcry from opponents that the Mayor used ...

Why Conservatives Should Support a Living Wage

Dr James Hannam | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Politics
Dr James Hannam

As people begin to earn money from a job, benefits are withdrawn, meaning that their net position is not very much better off. Here's where the Living Wage might help... I don't think paying the Living Wage can be compulsory. But this is a left wing campaign that Conservatives, including the Mayor of London and the Government, can and should support.

Thatcher's Legacy?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK

London Underground train drivers are to be balloted for industrial action in a row over working conditions - as Conservative politicians called for cu...

Fares Fair: Flexible Ticketing and Rebates for Commuters Working from Home

Roger Evans | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Politics
Roger Evans

Commuters should have the option of, for example, buying a three-day per week Travelcard. This would make part-time working more affordable for commuters and should encourage those who are able to work from home to do so more often.

'Great Supine Protoplasmic Invertebrate Jellies'

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson upped the ante with verbal mud-slingers everywhere on Monday by calling the gathered members of the London Assembly "great supine protop...

Cutting Under-25s' Housing Benefit Will Increase Youth Homelessness

Nicky Gavron | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Politics
Nicky Gavron

Completely at odds with this latest welfare proposal, the government has created a policy framework that may force more young adults out of the family home and prevent many from returning.

London Assembly Call For Games To Remember 1972 Munich Massacre

PA | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Sport

There should be a minute's silence at London 2012 to remember victims of terror attacks at the 1972 Olympics, the London Assembly said today. Membe...

Guilty Pleasures: Can You Be Green and Still Get a Good Gag?

Baroness Jones | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Politics
Baroness Jones

On Wednesday 4 April the London Green Party will host its second comedy fundraiser at the Leicester Square Theatre, headlined by Alistair McGowan and Scott Capurro. It will raise money for the forthcoming London elections, when I'm running for Mayor.

Time to Celebrate East London's Silicon Roundabout

Dee Doocey | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Tech
Dee Doocey

Inner-city roundabouts are not the most obvious places to look for the next generation of digital entrepreneurs, but Old Street is not your usual roundabout.

Olympic Ticketing Process 'Secretive'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 16.02.2012 | UK

The London Olympic ticketing process has been secretive and risks damaging public trust, according to a report by a London assembly committee. The ...