Starmer is unlikely to resist, and even were he minded to try, the Casey Review and his own record in Northern Ireland would make it impossible.
From January 1, no longer will anyone be able to say: “you can’t – EU rules”. We have jumped from the passenger seat to the pilot seat. So what should we do?
The bill for TfL staff working on trade union activities has nearly doubled under him to £8.7 million.
It would require some tough decisions to pay for it – decisions I am ready to take: cutting budgets on marketing, staff, and union reps.
He has repeatedly shown that he is not interested in governing and making the difficult choices this entails. Instead he prefers playing to the gallery.
I am deeply honoured to have been elected Leader of the Conservative Group, on the London Assembly, at an extraordinarily important juncture.
As Mayor of London, he carefully selected and built an effective team around him to deliver on his election promises. He trusted that team to get on with the job.
An independent report has found that endless promises in City Hall are not backed up by action. 227 pledges on policing have proved completely meaningless.
It is dawning on them that they may have underestimated him. Hence the newly hysterical note in their denunciations.
He is a man of Negative Capability, who cannot be understood by those with a fact-checking mentality, and he admires Trump.
The front runner on extension, Scotland, that Islamophobia inquiry, wrestling naked with Hunt – and taking a Trollope to bed in Downing Street.
He has splurged £400,000 on a beach party in Newham and £10 million on a test which enables Met Police officers to determine the ‘colour’ of their personality.
He learned at Westminster Council and City Hall the politics of persuading people to agree.
We face the prospect of extinction in our nation’s capital if we do not take steps to arrest a decline that has been underway for some years.