London Assembly

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 | 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As people begin to earn money from a job, benefits are withdrawn, meaning that their net position is not very much better off.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?

Jenny Jones AM | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Politics
Jenny Jones AM

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 ...

Westminster Council's Phoney Parking Policy Should be Paid for Personally by the Councillors and Officers Implementing it

Peter Martindale | Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

Westminster City Council is stubbornly implementing charges for late evening, early night-time and Sunday parking in the West End, against the advice of residents, businesses, the entertainment industry, and churches.