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Judgement Day for Boris Johnson’s first year in office

It’s Annual Report time for Boris Johnson, and the London Assembly will meet this morning to debate the Mayor’s 2008/08 report and first year in office.

Despite having sections on economic recovery, tackling crime, quality of life and “A Mayor for all Londoners”, here are some things the report omits:

Boris’s broken manifesto promises:

1. Keep the Tube open for an extra hour on Friday and Saturday nights
2. Negotiate a no-strike deal with Tube unions. (Commuters to London today will know the reality of this.)
3. Convene an “emergency” public summit of train operating companies to deliver Oyster to train …

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Why David Cameron is right, Boris Johnson muddled and James Cleverly just plain wrong

Avid bloggers and observers of London politics might have noticed that James Cleverly, the Conservative Assembly Member for Bexley and Bromley and Boris Johnson’s Ambassador for Youth, is intent on defending a muddled decision by Boris Johnson over vehicle emissions and in the process sought to criticise me and the Liberal Democrats.

Of course James is entitled to his own views but he’s wrong when he says there’s no evidence the Low Emission Zone is working. No lesser source than the Mayor has said (press release 2nd February): “…the Low Emission Zone has been successful in tackling the worst …

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Conservatives split over London Low Emission Zone

Conservative London Assembly Member James Cleverly has (not so cleverly) shown a lack of homework in his blog post discussing Boris Johnson’s intention to suspend the third phase of the Low Emission Zone:

Boris has taken the right decision to hold off with LEZ phase three. Its effectiveness is not known…

He said that there is “no evidence” that the Low Emission Zone improves air quality.

That’s not what Boris said in a press statement on February 2nd:

Although the Low Emission Zone has been successful in tackling the worst polluters, and will continue to play an important role, it is not

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