Labour’s Own Sums Say Sadiq’s £30 Million Staffing Bill Could Buy 1,000 Police

Official figures out today show Sadiq Khan’s time in office has resulted in a £30 million increase in City Hall staffing costs – a rise of 82%. All the while the rest of London runs like clockwork…

In 2017, Labour claimed £300 million would pay for 10,000 police officers. Whilst this claim was rubbished by Full Fact as it didn’t take into account training, equipment and overheads, according to Labour HQ’s methodology Khan’s self-centred publicity cost rises could have funded an extra 1,000 police to keep London safe. It’s staggering Khan’s popularity remains steady…

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Sadiq Met ‘Cult’ Church Supporters Attack Rory For Meeting

Sadiq supporters have been spinning an anti-Rory Stewart story this morning, all to do with a Church called ‘SPAC Nation’ and its supposed exploitation of young people. Sadiq backing London Labour MP Steve Reed was on the Victoria Derbyshire Show today with the story, and sharing posts attacking mayoral candidate Rory Stewart for associating with SPAC Nation.

Sadly for Steve Reed the picture above shows the Mayor himself has associated with SPAC Nation. Oops!

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Khan Self-Promoting through TFL

Londoners received a curious email from TFL today, lavishing “the Mayor, Sadiq Khan,” with praise and informing readers of a further single fares freeze. How convenient, you’d think there was an election this year…

“The fares freeze is part of the commitment by the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, to make travel in London more affordable.”

What the email does not of course mention, is that return tickets are not frozen, season tickets continue to rise in price, and fare caps have risen by the maximum allowable amount. The single fares freeze has also been funded by cancelling upgrades to the Northern and Jubilee lines. Thanks for everything Sadiq…

Hat-tip: Jim Waterson

UPDATE: Khan’s other transport announcement today is a policy that has been taken straight from the script of The Thick of It – a transport pass for carers. “Another one of Adam and Fergus’ pop up book of policies”…

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Anti-Uber Unions Fund Sadiq’s Election Campaign

Sadiq Khan has dangled red meat to the unions over Uber since he became Mayor. The ban this morning was the second time the popular ride app service has been whacked by him. Why, you might ask, is Sadiq so keen to inconvenience the millions of Londoners – and potential voters – who use and enjoy the Uber app?

Electoral Commission records show that in 2015, Sadiq received almost £100,000 from three anti-Uber trade unions.

GMB: £20,000
TSSA: £15,000
Unite: £60,000

All three unions welcomed the decision today, they have been campaigning against new entrants into the taxi market for years. Limiting competition for taxis in London might hurt consumers, on the other hand it helps these powerful unions who are busily recruiting London cabbies to their ranks. Sadiq is paying them back ahead of passing the hat around next year for donations when he seeks re-election.

Sadiq has also burdened Uber with conditions attached to the Private-Hire Operators licence to which other operators are not being held. The last Uber London licence had 20 regulatory requirements, whereas other app based operators have no more than 9. Sadiq is singling out Uber for politcal reasons…

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Sadiq Khan Promotes Political Facebook Ads During Purdah

Sadiq Khan is using taxpayers’ money to promote political adverts during the ‘Purdah’ period. Purdah is designed to prevent central and local government from making announcements controversial initiatives.

In promoting the European settlement scheme more widely, and specifically the words “we want European Londoners to stay in the city they call home”, Sadiq’s ads sound suspiciously election-like. They are even tagged as to do with elections or politics…

Using taxpayer money to push a line that Sadiq wants EU citizens to stay is pretty naked electioneering, given that the ads started running on November 1, after Article 50 had been extended. The EU settlement scheme only applies in the event of a No Deal, which no party capable of winning the election is running on. Very cheeky from Sadiqy…

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Sadiq’s Clean Air Hypocrisy

As any Londoner with a television knows, Sadiq Khan loves putting the environment at the forefront of his work in office and is today convening political and business leaders at the International Clean Air Summit to call for more powers to tackle air pollution. Perhaps he’d be better off organising a hot air summit…

As ever with Labour, the words fail to match the actions; as since taking charge of City Hall Sadiq has done surprisingly little to clean up the 1,034 vehicles in his GLA fleet – just 7% of which are zero-emission. 93% of Sadiq’s fleet fails to meet the lofty standards he aims to force on Londoners…

This could have been expected, however, given the mayor is not on track to meet any of his lofty green promises. In 2016 he promised Londoners he would plant over two million trees during his first term in office. Based on current projections, the Mayor would need to plant over 200 trees an hour from now until election day to make good on his promise. Unluckily for Londoners’ lungs, Guido has more dirt on their mayor than their mayor has under his fingernails…

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