These moves are like those of a boxer who throws his arms round his opponent in an attempt to save himself from a knock-out blow.
He has notched up some remarkable accomplishments. With some help, his best days may still be to come.
Johnson’s troops are issuing declarations of intent in public. His success will depend on his ability to learn from mistakes.
Sir Simon Milton is Chief of Staff to Boris Johnson. In this post he responds to yesterday's suggestion from Stephan Shakespeare that London's Mayor had been insufficiently radical. Stephan Shakespeare writes that there has been ‘no notable achievement’ in London since the election of Boris Johnson as Mayor. I will concede that when you are […]
From MayorWatch: "Sir Simon Milton is to stand down as a Westminster Councillor and as Chairman of the Local Government Association to enable him to advise Mayor of London Boris Johnson on planning matters, City Hall confirmed this evening. Milton was originally announced as taking a role in Johnson’s administration on 6th May however the […]
The BBC is reporting that the Local Government Association is embarking on a major advertising campaign to promote the work of local authorities. The campaign is defended by the Chairman of the LGA, Sir Simon Milton: "Most people just think that the council collects the bins and they haven’t the faintest clue of the vast […]
The Conservative leader of the Local Government Association, Sir Simon Milton, has warned councils against over zealous use of surveillance powers that they were given to fight terrorism and criminal offences. Sir Simon fears that councils may be using these powers too freely and will undermine public confidence in councils having them at all. Reports […]