Mayor backs ‘Twitter troll’ Night Czar despite offensive tweets and bizarre tax arrangements

– Sadiq Khan admits he ‘would not endorse or condone’ Amy Lamé posts – Refuses to be criticised on third-party payment The Mayor of London has reiterated his backing for controversial Night Czar Amy Lamé despite her ‘gratuitously offensive’ tweets and questionable tax affairs. At Mayor’s Question Time, Sadiq Khan admitted he ‘would not endorse or condone’ many of her most offensive online comments but…

Compulsory Living Wage would cost London businesses £612m

– This yearly wage bill is equivalent to 32k hospitality jobs in the Capital – Use small business tax cuts to boost wages without the need for sackings Making the London Living Wage compulsory would cost London’s businesses £611.8m every year, the equivalent of 32,287 jobs in the hospitality sector.¹ GLA Conservative Tony Arbour, who calculated the figures, is calling for wages to be raised…

London needs to tap into £94bn oil and gas industry to create 46k jobs

Local geographic area has 4.4bn barrels of shale oil, which could bring £93.7bn to London’s economy London is on the doorstep of one of the country’s most promising new areas for oil and gas exploration. There could be £93.7bn of oil within the Weald Basin,1 a geographic region directly south of London, spanning from Kent to Dorset, according to new estimates from GLA Conservative Tony…

MQT Question List: Sept 2012

The following are the questions the GLA Conservatives will be asking at this months Mayor's Question Time (MQT). The MQT will be held on September 19th, so stay tuned for the live coverage starting at 10am, via the groups Twitter stream. There will also be video summaries made by the GLA Conservative Assembly Members after the event via the groups Youtube Channel.     Squatting…

Rogers Evans AM Speech During Mayors Question Time

Roger Evans AM for Havering and Redbridge discusses the issues he has with the proposed budget amendments from the Liberal Democrats (at 0:10), Green (at 1:32), and Labour party (at 2:30). He speaks of the parties wish to raise and extend the congestion charge, and the missing information on how the Labour Party is to support its new fares deal.

Boris Johnson's MQT Speech

Mayors Question Time Speech Mayor Boris Johnson Wednesday, 25 January 2012 Value for money and freezing the precept Good morning This administration has been dedicated to delivering value for Londoners’ money, and to leading the city to a strong economic recovery. You must remember that in the last four years we have not only been dealing with the deepest recession for 50 years. We have…