After Promising 2 Million Trees Sadiq Has Not Planted Single Tree

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In his manifesto Sadiq Khan promised to “plant two million trees by 2020” – it was one of his key policies to combat the undoubted green credentials of Zac Goldsmith. Two million trees over 4 years is some 10,000 trees a week, in fact it is exactly 1,369 a day, every day for 4 years. Clearly Sadiq needs to get cracking with a shovel to meet his target…

So Guido asked City Hall how many trees (to the nearest 10,000) had been planted so far?

No tree planting has been funded since the beginning of this administration as part of this programme.

That is a grand total of zero trees. In fact there are no plans to plant any trees this year… 

Militant Cabbies Boast How They Forced Khan to Cave

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Militant cabbies who vowed to blockade Trafalgar Square have boasted how their threats forced Sadiq Khan to give them everything they wanted. Last week the London mayor conceded almost every single one of the cabbies’ demands, as well as imposing punitive regulations on Uber. What might explain the timing? Well, the militant United Cabbies Group were threatening to bring London to a standstill this week unless Khan caved in. It would have looked pretty bad for the Mayor given he’s off making friends in America at the moment. The capitulation came and now United Cabbies Group have cancelled the blockade as “the Mayor brought forward his announcement because of the pressure of a demo”. London could have a Mayor who stands up to union intimidation, instead he gave in to blackmail so his photo op in the States wasn’t ruined…

Khan Caves in to Taxi Unions

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Sadiq Khan has caved in to the taxi unions and awarded black cab drivers a staggering £65 million taxpayer subsidy, 100 new taxi ranks across London and the installation of 90 highly expensive rapid chargers, which electric private hire vehicles will not be allowed to use. At the same time the Mayor is forcing new red tape on private hire drivers, including “advanced driving” and written English tests which black cab drivers will not have to take. So how did the taxi unions end up getting everything they wanted?

Khan’s “action plan” contains 27 measures, almost identical to the 28 measures in the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association manifesto. The day before the plan was published the Deputy Mayor for Transport took part in a photo op with the head of the LTDA. Sadiq himself met the head of the LTDA on his hundreth day in office. By contrast Uber has not been consulted on any of the new measures – indeed the Deputy Mayor for Transport has ignored two invitations to meet Uber drivers. It’s notable that the LTDA are the only people outside City Hall and TfL in today’s press release – it’s clear that they have been heavily involved in drawing this up while private hire firms have been shunned. Sadiq promised he would be a Mayor who doesn’t give in to vested interests. Instead he’s capitulated to the taxi unions. Rather than level the playing field by reducing regulations on cabbies, he’s slapped red tape on the innovators who make travelling across the capital so much cheaper and easier for passengers…

Sadiq Khan’s Name Booed at Corbyn Rally


NEC member Claudia Webbe invokes boos and jeers for the once-golden boy of Labour during a rally in Kilburn. Hardly surprising after Corbyn helped win London for Khan and Khan stabs him in the back in return:

Leadership ballots to be sent out today…

Sadiq Khan’s Nick Clegg Moment

This video is the equivalent of Nick Clegg’s signed pledge to cut tuition fees. In March Sadiq Khan looked down the camera and promised voters:

“Over the last eight years fares have soared. That’s why I’m making a fully funded pledge to freeze fares over the next four years. A pledge my opponent refuses to match. Londoners need a mayor who will put them first.”

Today he’s announced fares are to rise. Expect a “so sorry” video in 2020. If you’re going to lie, lie big…

Khan Breaks Key Election Promise: Travel Fares to Rise

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Sadiq Khan’s headline manifesto promise was to freeze travel fares. He promised “Londoners won’t pay a penny more for their travel in 2020 than they do today.” This pledge is from his manifesto:

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Throughout the campaign Khan dodged any and all questions about how this policy could be funded. And now we know why…

Khan won’t extend the freeze to the travelcards, daily caps and monthly Oyster cards. So the payment methods used by most commuters will continue to rise, despite Sadiq promising “Londoners won’t pay a penny more for their travel”. He’s broken his number one manifesto promise in his first month. This is a broken promise of Nick Clegg proportions… 

Khan’s £105,000-a-Year Aide Never Worked Outside Politics

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Jack Stenner is Sadiq Khan’s new Mayoral Director for Political and Public Affairs, paid £105,893-a-year by the taxpayer. Young Jack is just 28 years old, so he has done remarkably well to land a six figure publicly-funded salary. Especially since he’s never worked outside of politics…

Stenner’s CV would make Andy Burnham blush:

2006-2009: Queen Mary University of London, Politics

2009-2010: Communications manager, Barry Gardiner MP

2010: Field team, Ed Miliband for Leader campaign

2010: Campaign manager, Yes to AV campaign

2011-2012: Director, Labour Friends of India

2012-2013: Head of Leader’s Office, Brent Council

2013-2015: Political adviser, Sadiq Khan

2015-2016: Political director, Sadiq for London campaign

2016: Mayoral Director for Political and Public Affairs

Every single job he’s had out of uni has been in politics. He now has one of the four most powerful jobs in City Hall. What’s the betting he’s parachuted into a safe seat in 2020…

Sadiq Raises EU Flag Above City Hall

City Hall sources note that an EU flag has been raised outside their office by the new mayor this morning. This is out of the ordinary. Under Boris the usual protocol was to have a union flag flanked by two City Hall flags, one of which was occasionally changed during state visits or in solidarity with countries which had suffered terror attacks. The City Hall employees Guido has spoken to do not recall an EU flag being raised before Sadiq was mayor…

Friday Caption Contest (‘Ello ‘Ello ‘Ello Edition)

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Entries below…

Well Played, Paddy

Criticism of Sadiq Khan over his links to Suliman Gani fell flat partly because Cameron and Fallon cocked up their attack lines, though the new mayor’s spin operation deserves credit too. Paddy Hennessy successfully convinced his mates in the Lobby that Gani was actually a Tory and not a Labour supporter – mainly on the basis of a selfie with a clueless Zac. The press quickly turned their fire on Zac over his key attack line apparently falling apart…

The truth, as the video above shows, is that Gani is an Islamo-Socialist Labour supporter who vocally backed Corbyn for the leadership. Gani occasionally opportunistically shared non-partisan platforms with some Tories and candidates too. Sadiq’s team impressively persuaded the Lobby that this was somehow equal to – or even worse than – Gani sharing platforms with Khan nine times and publicly endorsing the Labour leader. Meaning very difficult questions about Sadiq’s past associates were swerved. Paddy played the game very well…

Congratulations Sadiq Khan “Who Defeated Millionaire Jew”

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Told you…

Zac’s Best Bits

With 90% of the votes counted, Khan has a lead of 9 points. It’s been emotional…

Khan Ally: “Israel is a Terrorist State Like ISIS”

100 hours until the polls open and Sadiq Khan is faced with Evening Standard front pages about Labour’s racism storm, not to mention what the Sundays have to bring. He might have been swift to condemn him, but Khan courted Ken and campaigned for him time and time again. This morning Ken told LBC he wanted to stop talking about Hitler and focus on getting the vote out for Sadiq…

Yesterday Jewish News revealed the Labour council leader in Brent called Israel “a terrorist state like ISIS”. Sadiq has campaigned alongside Muhammed Butt on multiple occasions. Butt is not a nobody, he is a council leader and an ally of Khan. To align yourself with one race row extremist could be considered misfortune, to align yourself with two, three, four, five

Khan on Ken, Ken on Khan

Today, for the first time, Sadiq Khan tried to distance himself from the now expelled former Labour Mayor Ken Livingstone. Khan supported Ken, Ken supports Khan. “He’s just like me,” says Livingstone…

Zac’s Campaign Song

In English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Chinese and Bangla it says: “Vote for Zac”.

Maybe it’s because ‘es a Londoner…

Khan: EU Should Not Be “Christian Club”

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Sadiq Khan’s musings on Turkish accession to the EU make interesting reading in the light of the current situation. It’s an unusual argument – Khan claims that if Turkey is not allowed to join then Brussels would be discriminating against Muslims:

“Muslims across Europe will see the question for Turkish admission to the EU as a clear test of European inclusion. If the door is slammed shut it will be understood by 20 million Muslim citizens of the EU that the basis of the decision to treat Turkey differently to new members like Bulgaria or Romania has been made on the basis that Europe is a “Christian Club”. Some will see this as a clear indication that Muslims can never be a part of the story of Europe or the West. That will undermine everybody working to say that of course one can be British, European and Muslim, or French, European and Muslim.”

The use of the phrase “Christian club” pejoratively is interesting to say the least…

Khan Brushes Over Evidence of Extremist Aide

Sadiq Khan was grilled by ITV’s Paul Brand at the Pride hustings last night on his top aide Shueb Salar, who resigned in disgrace two weeks ago:

Brand: “You employed this guy. You worked closely with him. We all work with colleagues, you kind of get a sense of what someone is like. How could you not realise that someone you were working with day in day out held this kind of view?”

Khan: “Sure. I mean, throughout the time he was employed with me there was no hint or evidence at all of any of these sorts of comments. In my parliamentary office we had five members of staff, four women and him. At no time during the course of his employment did he exhibit any of the sort of things that his comments allude to.”

This is demonstrably untrue – the video of Salar brandishing a gun was posted in autumn last year, while he was working for Khan. Salar favourited a tweet about physically attacking Tory voters last May, again while he was working for Khan. He wrote that the Lee Rigby murder was “probably fake“, as well as posting a string of tweets about “faggots“. And who knows which of Sadiq’s staffers was responsible for following ISIS supporters on Twitter. Salar was up to no good during his employment with Sadiq, a fact he is now conveniently brushing over…

Will Khan Name and Shame the Ali Family?

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Sadiq Khan is boasting today that he’ll “name and shame dodgy landlords to get London renters a better deal”. A check of Waltham Forest councillor Liaquat Ali’s Twitter feed will reveal he is big supporter of Sadiq’s campaign. His family are slum landlords in Waltham Forest. Last year his brother was ordered to demolish a “bed-in-a-shed” he rented out to tenants. At the tribunal Liaquat’s son, Hather Ali, argued that the family should not have to demolish the slum flat. They lost the tribunal…

So Guido wants to ask Sadiq: are the Ali’s assisting his campaign financially? Or just campaigning for him on the doorstep?

Sadiq’s Friends & Staff Don’t Make Londoners Feel Secure

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Sadiq Khan’s speechwriter Shueb Salar has been exposed as a very dodgy character. His tweeted references to hoes”, “bitches” and “faggots are the least of Guido’s concerns, more worrying is his belief that the terrorist killing of Lee Rigby was faked.

This is on the conveyor belt to a belief system of the kind that thinks Israel was behind 9/11 as an excuse for the War on Terror / Muslims. Sadiq is always slippery in these situations, he hasn’t seen his radical Jihad supporting in-laws for years, he was shocked that former associates ended up in Guantanamo. He has no idea why he follows ISIS supporters on Twitter – blaming staff, (we now know that is more plausible than we thought previously). He claims he will keep London secure and he has a tough anti-radicalisation strategy. Presumably hiring them on to his staff isn’t a component of that strategy?

If Sadiq can’t even hire aides who are not a potential security risk, can he really keep London secure? This is not some historical mistake, some loose association, it is someone on his personal staff – who was still being paid by him until this morning. At the very least it brings into question Sadiq’s judgement…

Rich’s Monday Morning View

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