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It's my duty to ensure taxpayers' money is spent responsibly. Following the very serious issues highlighted in Dame Margaret Hodge's independent review of the bridge - including a funding gap of over £70 million, potentially unlimited costs to London taxpayers to fund the bridge in the future, systemic failings in the procurement process and decisions not being driven by value for money - I could not permit a single penny more of London taxpayers' money being spent on it.feedback
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Aug 14 2017 London
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Sadiq Khan is associated, including Londoners and Britain. Most recently, Sadiq Khan has been quoted saying: “As we complete the London-wide rollout, the cameras will also provide our officers with confidence in the transparency of their actions, as they continue their great work on the front line fighting crime and keeping our city safe.” in the article Armed Met Police officers to wear head-mounted cameras for first time.
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Jul 29 2017 - London

It's been an awful time. The worst weeks of my life, professionally, and I've had pretty tough times as a lawyer and an MP.feedback

Jul 29 2017 - London

The 19th century was the century of empires, the 20th was the century of nation states, and the 21st is the century of cities and mayors. Sorry, I didn't hear the question.feedback

Jul 26 2017

We need a fully-funded diesel scrappage fund now to get polluting vehicles off our streets immediately, as well as new powers so that cities across the UK can take the action needed to clean up our air.feedback

Jul 26 2017

Londoners suffering right now simply can't afford to wait until 2040.feedback

Jul 24 2017 - Volkswagen scandal

Unfortunately VW made it abundantly clear that they have no interest or intention of reimbursing Londoners or indeed any UK customers who bought these polluting vehicles. They are also in denial over their responsibility to help clean up London's filthy air and mitigate the damage their cars have caused.feedback

Jul 24 2017 - Volkswagen scandal

It is now nearly two years since the 'dieselgate' scandal and the government must stop dragging their feet and urgently intervene. VW is making a laughing stock of the UK – the government needs to demand a compensation package that equals the billions VW gave customers in America.feedback

Jul 24 2017 - London

Crossrail 2 is essential for the future prosperity of London and the south-east, so I'm pleased that the transport secretary and I have reached an agreement to take this vital project forward.feedback

Jul 24 2017 - Volkswagen scandal

I am disappointed by the utter contempt VW has shown for Londoners. Their appalling lack of action since the 'dieselgate' scandal came to light must not be allowed to continue.feedback

Jul 17 2017 - London

State visits are different from a normal visit and at a time when the President of the USA has policies that many in our country disagree with, I am not sure it is appropriate for our government to roll out the red carpet. If someone has views that I think can be changed I am ready to play my role. If you somehow think it is not possible to be a Muslim and a proud westerner I am happy to disabuse you of that idea, whether you are a reporter for CNN or Donald Trump.feedback

Jul 13 2017 - London

I am aware however, that some customers may not relate to or feel comfortable with the way that certain station announcements are made.feedback

Jul 13 2017 - London

We know that solving the housing crisis is not going to happen overnight, but I very much welcome so many housing associations and councils matching my ambition by committing to build the new and genuinely affordable homes Londoners so desperately need.feedback

Jul 12 2017

Allowing this kind of unbalanced, unfocused and unsustainable growth is leaving many Londoners feeling excluded and left behind.feedback

Jul 12 2017 - London

Today, we face another wave of growth, the likes of which we've not seen for a century. In recent years, too much focus has been dedicated to developing the high-price, high-rise central London market. These expensive developments... haven't delivered the genuinely affordable homes ordinary Londoners desperately need.feedback

Jul 08 2017 - London

I've asked them to look into what more equipment they need, and I've given them the promise to make sure, once they let me know what they need, we'll let them have what they need. Clearly, there are lessons that can be learned.feedback

Jul 08 2017 - London

There's going to be a public inquiry and a police investigation. I'm not willing to wait for that, though, so I've asked Dany Cotton, the commissioner of the London fire service, to carry out an urgent review.feedback

Jul 07 2017 - London

Notting Hill Carnival is a firm London tradition and incredibly important to the local community. It should not be moved.feedback

Jul 07 2017 - London

The Notting Hill carnival is one of the world's biggest street festivals and has become a firm London tradition over many decades. It was born out of the African-Caribbean immigrant community in north Kensington and Notting Hill in the 1950s, and it's only right that this remains its home. Any attempt to impose a move to another location on the carnival, particularly at a time when the community has little trust in those in positions of authority, would be a mistake.feedback

Jul 07 2017

It is only right that this year's carnival marks the terrible tragedy at Grenfell Tower and the mayor will work closely with the organisers and the wider community to ensure they are consulted and involved in the planning for an appropriate commemoration.feedback

Jul 01 2017

It is crucial that the commissioners are people of high standing and probity, have a genuine empathy for local people and the situation they face and be untainted so that all residents of Kensington and Chelsea can have confidence in them.feedback

Jul 01 2017

I ... feel the response from the council and subsequent breakdown in trust is so severe that there is now no alternative and the Government needs to step in quickly.feedback

Jul 01 2017

The council now needs to find a way to move forward and find a way to restore the confidence in that community. That can only be done with new leadership and a new approach that reaches out to residents who quite rightly feel desperately neglected.feedback

Jun 30 2017 - London

Now, more than ever, there is a pressing need to reach out to our neighbors and celebrate London's unique and diverse culture.feedback

Jun 27 2017 - London

The only way we can truly beat the scourge of knife crime on our streets is by properly funding youth services - the Government needs to step up, reverse these cuts and help provide the services we need to tackle knife crime.feedback

Jun 27 2017 - London

What I'm not in favour of is an indiscriminate use of stop and search, or stop and search being used on industrial scales.feedback

Jun 27 2017 - London

We need to send a strong signal that carrying and using knives is totally and utterly unacceptable.feedback

Jun 25 2017

I think they've done the right thing. Look, you've got to err on the side of caution. You can't play Russian roulette with people's safety.feedback

Jun 25 2017 - London

I think they've done the right thing, you've got to err on the side of caution. You can't play Russian roulette with people's safety. Obviously it's terribly inconvenient and a huge nuisance to these families to have to move but I think the Council has done the right thing, because what can't be accepetable is when a Council knows a building is unsafe for the Council still to allow people to occupy those buildings.feedback

Jun 23 2017 - Pollution

We know it causes an estimated 40,000 early deaths in this country every single year. This is now a matter of life and death and the government has one last chance to put it right.feedback

Jun 23 2017 - Pollution

The government can no longer continue to bury its head in the sand about our toxic air. Londoners simply cannot wait ... I urge government to tackle this challenge immediately, because its current air quality plan quite frankly is not fit for purpose.feedback

Jun 23 2017 - Pollution

Michael Gove has a huge opportunity to change course for this government and finally get a grip on the national air quality health crisis.feedback

Jun 23 2017 - Pollution

Tube staff and the millions of passengers who use the underground regularly deserve to breathe the cleanest air possible. TfL's new underground air quality programme will help ensure dust and particles are kept to an absolute minimum. But I want to leave no stone unturned and I've also asked for an updated scientific analysis of pollution on the tube so we can fully assess the air quality levels and take appropriate measures to ensure that the air is clean.feedback

Jun 22 2017 - Brexit

The prime minister sought a mandate from the British people for her version of hard Brexit but the electorate registered their opposition. It's time she heeded the message. The Brexit goalposts have been moved. The government must now listen to the will of the people by putting aside ideology, and negotiating a sensible Brexit that ensures continued membership of the single market.feedback

Jun 21 2017 - Pollution

We simply cannot afford to take the same old approach to travel as our growing population puts increasing pressure on our network.feedback

Jun 21 2017 - Syria conflict

All of London and all of the country is grieving today with Mohammad's family. The dignity with which Omar and Hashem, his two brothers, have conducted themselves makes us all in awe of them.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - London

What you've seen over the last 24 hours is Muslims, Jews, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, those members of an organised faith, and those who aren't, rich, poor, old, young, coming together and saying 'not in our name, we will not let you divide us, we will be stronger.feedback

Jun 20 2017

People are always blaming Muslims [for attacks]. Of course people are going to hate us.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Pollution

The government must urgently get a grip on this health emergency and introduce a new Clean Air Act that takes air pollution seriously, plus a national diesel scrappage fund and reforms to vehicle excise duty. But given that much of the toxic pollution today in London is being blown over from the continent, we must continue to work closely with our neighbours to reduce emissions across Europe, even after Brexit.feedback

Jun 19 2017 - London

We will not allow these terrorists to succeed. ... We will stay a strong city.feedback

Jun 19 2017 - Terrorism

We will not allow these terrorists to succeed ... We're going to carry on being a united city. Unfortunately there has been a spike in hate crime after the other attacks.feedback

Jun 19 2017 - Ramadan

Like the terrible attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect.feedback

Jun 19 2017 - London

The people I've met in the church today, and I've met every over the last few days, are showing their resilience. They're showing a community coming together to grieve. But also a community frustrated and yes angry. Angry not simply at the poor response. In the days afterwards from the council and the government, but the years of neglect from the council and successive governments.feedback

Jun 19 2017

Emergency services are on the scene and investigating a major incident at Finsbury Park.feedback

Jun 19 2017 - London

The best response we can show now after horrific terrorist attacks and the awful Grenfell Tower fire is to celebrate the values that unite us. It has been an extremely difficult few months for our city and for all Londoners. The horrific terrorist attack in Finsbury Park last night follows the awful Grenfell Tower fire and the recent attacks on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge. Londoners are understandably grieving, and all those affected are of course in deep distress.feedback

Jun 19 2017 - Terrorism

Terrorism is terrorism, whether it's Islamist-inspired or inspired by others.feedback

Jun 18 2017

The tragedy we're seeing is because of the consequences of mistakes and neglect from politicians, from the council and from the Government.feedback

Jun 18 2017 - London

Nowadays, we would not dream of building towers to the standards of the 1970s, but their inhabitants still have to live with that legacy.feedback

Jun 18 2017 - London

Those who mock health and safety, regulations and red tape need to take a hard look at the consequences of cutting these and ask themselves whether Grenfell Tower is a price worth paying.feedback

Jun 18 2017 - London

It may well be the defining outcome of this tragedy that the worst mistakes of the 1960s and 1970s are systematically torn down.feedback

Jun 18 2017 - London

This is a national tragedy with national consequences. What emerges in the coming weeks and months will be very difficult for many people, including politicians and organisations, but we must get to the truth.feedback

Jun 18 2017 - London

Tower blocks could be torn down.feedback

Jun 17 2017

Residents and other local residents feel abandoned by those with the power: the council and government. They didn't know where to go or what to do. Residents feel that they are neglected because they are poor. There has been a vacuum. It has exposed a gaping hole in how our government responds to events of this scale.feedback

Jun 16 2017 - London

The scale of this tragedy is clearly proving too much for the local authority to cope with on their own.feedback

Jun 16 2017 - London

We can't afford to wait many years for those answers.feedback

Jun 16 2017 - London

There are pressing questions which demand urgent answers.feedback

Jun 16 2017 - London

They need some interim answers before any public inquiry comes to conclusions. They need some answers this summer.feedback

Jun 16 2017 - London

They are fully aware of the true scale of this tragedy but cannot comprehend why they are not being given more information. There is also insufficient support for victims on the ground.feedback

Jun 16 2017 - London

I spent several hours yesterday talking to local residents around Grenfell Tower. These were difficult conversations with a tight-knit community that is understandably distraught, frustrated and increasingly angry. They feel the government and local council haven't done enough to help them in the aftermath of this horrific incident, or to provide answers to their increasingly urgent questions.feedback

Jun 15 2017

How many children died? What are you going to do about it?feedback

Jun 15 2017 - London

People are justifiably angry and I share their anger and I share their demand for answers.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - London

I grew up in a similar council estate in South London and this could have easily been my family, my friends, and my community. I share their anger and concern.feedback

Jun 14 2017 - London

My thoughts and prayers, as I'm sure the thoughts and prayers of the entire country, are with the family and friends of those in the building and affected by this tragic and horrific fire. Also, pay tribute the amazing emergency services, from the fire service – we have more than 250 fire fighters many of whom have been there from the beginning… Also, London Ambulance Service, more than a hundred paramedics helping out during the course of the night, more than a hundred police officers.feedback

Jun 14 2017 - London

There will be a great many questions over the coming days as to the cause of this tragedy, and I want to reassure Londoners that we will get all the answers.feedback

Jun 14 2017 - London

I was just screaming at people: 'Get out, get out' and they were screaming back at me: 'We can't, the corridors are full of smoke.feedback

Jun 14 2017 - London

We can't have a situation where people's safety is put at risk because of bad advice being given or if it is the case, as has been alleged, of tower blocks not being properly serviced or maintained.feedback

Jun 14 2017 - London

There will be a great many questions over the coming days as to the cause of this tragedy and I want to reassure Londoners that we will get all the answers.feedback

Jun 14 2017 - London

Our thoughts are with those who lost their lives and were injured. There are traders who lost business. Come to Borough Market, buy their things and support these traders.feedback

Jun 14 2017

Thankfully residents didn't stay in their flats and fled to safety.feedback

Jun 14 2017

Our firefighters were able to rescue many people from the tower block but, of course, you'll appreciate that at the moment there are a number that are unaccounted for and now some of them could have found safe refuge.feedback

Jun 14 2017

The good news is that we are still at the search and rescue stage, we have not moved to the recovery stage and that gives me some cause for optimism.feedback

Jun 14 2017 - London

It's very distressing, not just for those of us watching as lay people, but also very distressing for the emergency services.feedback

Jun 14 2017 - London

You'll be aware we're talking about a 24-storey tower block, 120 flats. The bad news, as the fire commissioner confirmed, there have been a number of fatalities and 50 people have been taken so far to five hospitals across London. Just doing some basic crude maths, which is all we can do, there are 120 flats, many of the flats are four bedroom, a number of people when they heard the noise and smelt the smoke left their flats over the course of the night.feedback

Jun 14 2017 - London

We declared a major incident very early, which meant not just the fire service but also the London Ambulance Service, the police and the others were involved at the scene.feedback

Jun 10 2017

I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for.feedback

Jun 10 2017 - London

London is open. Our resilience, unity and defiance of those evil individuals who seek to harm us and destroy our way of life will never change. As we mark one week on from the appalling attack, we are coming together to raise money for the victims and their families. I urge all Londoners to do what they can to support this appeal and show the world that we are a city that will never be divided or cowed by terrorism.feedback

Jun 07 2017 - London

I'm calling on all Londoners to pull together, and send a clear message around the world that our city will never be divided by these hideous individuals who seek to harm us and destroy our way of life.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Islam

These three men who committed this act of terror, these terrorists who killed a number of people, injured many others, they believe in a perverse, twisted, poisonous form of Islam, which I don't recognise and doesn't represent the faith that I know.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Trumpcare

There are literally millions and millions of Muslims around the world who love America. They love Britain, they want to come here to study, to be a tourist, to start up a business, to work, to learn. Why would you want to stop them coming?feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Refugees

I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for. When you have a special relationship it is no different from when you have got a close mate. You stand with them in times of adversity but you call them out when they are wrong. There are many things about which Donald Trump is wrong.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Refugees

When Theresa May first invited him on a state visit to our country at a time when he was proposing a travel ban on Muslims and changing the American policy on refugees, I said it was inappropriate to be rolling out the red carpet for Donald Trump … nothing has changed my mind.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - London

It's just a fact that, over the last seven years, we as a city have lost 600 million pounds from our budgets. We have had to close police stations, sell police buildings, and we've lost thousands of police staff.feedback

Jun 06 2017

The Met police service has lost over the last seven years £600m. As brilliant as they are, that's a big big cut. Over the next four years the current Conservative government has plans to cut a further £400m and on top of that they are changing the police funding formula, which means we could lose a further £700m. That's £1.7bn. We've worked out that if they carry through with their plans we could be losing between 3,000 and 12,000 additional officers. That's not sustainable. There's no doubt fewer police officers means we are in more danger.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - London

What we need to do is make sure that we ask these questions and the police and the security services respond and answer the legitimate questions we all have.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - London

Our unity and love for one another will always be stronger than the hate of the extremists. This is our city, these are our values and this is our way of life.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - Islam

The action of these three men on Saturday night was cowardly, was evil. And I'm angry and furious that these three men are seeking to justify their actions by using the faith that I belong to. . . . The ideology they follow is perverse, it is poisonous and it has no place in Islam. And I condemn this terrorist act but also the poisonous ideology these men and others follow. What better antidote to the hatred they spew than someone like me being in this position?feedback

Jun 05 2017 - London

I stand with the City of Orlando against hate and bigotry. My thoughts are with all the victims of this horrific attack #lovewins.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - Islam

I think Donald Trump has ignorant views about Islam. It's not just about me. I don't want to be the exception to be allowed to go to America. You can be a Muslim and you can be European.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - Immigration

What I think the election showed was that actually there is no clash of civilization between Islam and the West.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - London

You will not win. We will defeat the terrorists.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - London

I hope that she trounces him. I'm the mayor of London. … As the mayor of London, I'll speak, within reason, to anybody if it's in the best interests of our country. [T]ell him I will remember those statements.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - London

Over the last seven years, we as a city have lost 600 million pounds ($775 million) from our budget. We have had to close police stations, sell police buildings and we've lost thousands of police staff.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - London

I want to send a clear message to the sick and evil extremists who commit these hideous crimes. We will defeat you.feedback

Jun 04 2017 - London

There can be no justification for the acts of these terrorists and I'm quite clear, we will never let them win, nor will we allow them to cower our city or Londoners.feedback

Jun 04 2017 - London

Severe means an attack across the country is still highly likely.feedback

Jun 04 2017 - Extremism

I'm reassured we are one of the safest global cities in the world. We believe three people were involved, but we still have got some more inquiries to do to be 100 percent confident in that.feedback

Jun 04 2017 - London

I'm reassured we are one of the safest global cities in the world.feedback

Jun 04 2017 - London

We are all shocked and angry today, but this is our city. We will never let these cowards win, and we will never be cowed by terrorism. They want to stop us voting on Thursday in the general elections, and enjoying the democracy that we have. There aren't words to describe the grief and anger that our city will be feeling today.feedback

Jun 04 2017 - Twitter

I'm not going to respond to a tweet from Donald Trump Jr. I've been doing far more important things over the last 24 hours.feedback

Jun 04 2017 - Terrorism

I condemn these terrorists in the strongest possible terms. They are barbaric cowards, and there is absolutely no justification for their evil and unforgivable actions. I'd urge all Londoners to remain calm and vigilant today and over the days ahead. We are all shocked and angry today but this is our city – we will never let these cowards win and we will never be cowed by terrorism. Part and parcel of living in a great global city is you've got to be prepared for these things, you've got to be vigilant, you've got to support the police doing an incredibly hard job.feedback

Jun 04 2017 - London

My thoughts are with everyone affected, and I'd like to thank the brave men and women of our emergency services who were first on the scene and will be working throughout the night.feedback

May 24 2017 - Manchester bombing 2017

I would urge all Londoners and visitors to remain calm and vigilant, and to report anything suspicious to the police.feedback

May 23 2017 - Al-Qaeda

They are there to help our police service to keep us safe and guard key sites.feedback

May 23 2017 - Terrorism

This was a cowardly act of terrorism. I am in constant contact with the Metropolitan Police, who are reviewing security arrangements in London. Londoners will see more police on our streets today.feedback

May 23 2017

London stands with Manchester - our thoughts are with all those killed and injured tonight and our brave emergency services. Our prayers are with the victims, their families, and the first responders in Manchester. The NYPD is closely monitoring the situation.feedback

May 19 2017

I am absolutely furious about this incident and I'm sure all Londoners will be as shocked as I am today. Bereaved families and survivors will be appalled by this video.feedback

May 14 2017 - Pollution

Toxic air causes more than 9,000 early deaths every year in London, as well as stunting the growth of children's lungs, causing dementia and strokes. Londoners are understandably concerned about the possible damage to their health of living in high pollution areas and want to make informed choices. That's why I'm writing a new London plan with policies in place to make sure pollution levels are considered when deciding where to build new homes and schools in London, as well as a whole host of other measures to make our air cleaner.feedback

May 14 2017 - Pollution

The Tories are refusing to take any action to clean up our dangerously polluted air, while Labour is delivering the most ambitious clean-air plans of any city on the planet. The best way to clean up our air is to vote Labour.feedback

May 06 2017 - Pollution

These belated proposals are toothless and woefully inadequate.feedback

May 05 2017

They are toothless and wholly inadequate.feedback

May 05 2017

They go nowhere near where we need to to address the public health emergency we are facing.feedback

Apr 29 2017

It is concerning that a huge amount of effort and expenditure has been expended on other aspects of the project when there is a real possibility that agreement will not be reached before the expiry of planning permission, or at all.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - London

The funding gap is now at over £70m and it appears unlikely that the trust will succeed in raising the private funds required for the project. I am simply not prepared to risk a situation where the taxpayer has to step in and contribute significant additional amounts to ensure the project is completed. Pledged funds being lower than two years ago strongly suggests that support for the project is not robust enough to generate the required funds.feedback

Apr 28 2017

It does not seem reasonable to me to believe that all these obstacles can be overcome.feedback

Apr 25 2017 - London

It is frankly outrageous that the government thinks it can continue to bury its head in the sand about the serious health impacts of air quality in London and across the country. The prime minister has once again missed this golden opportunity to show real leadership in tackling and improving the air we breathe, which should have been done well before the pre-election period.feedback

Apr 08 2017 - Labour Party

You speak to Londoners of all backgrounds on a daily basis as I do, and no. My observation is that people do not feel Labour has improved on this at all. Now for me personally, as a politician, the good news selfishly is that I'm not tarred with the same brush, but it breaks my heart that my party doesn't feel like a home for Londoners of Jewish faith. It has to wake up to this issue. It's not for me to tell Jeremy Corbyn how to be a leader but I think what has to happen is that the NEC, the governing body of the party, needs to stand up to the plate.feedback

Apr 08 2017

That's not the sort of relationship I have with Ken Livingstone.feedback

Apr 08 2017 - Labour Party

I say this as a former lawyer. You can rationally understand if the panel finds him not guilty. But the panel finds him guilty, and then gives him a one-year suspended sentence. What does that say about how seriously we take racism? It beggars belief. But those who are in positions of power and influence within my party – Jeremy Corbyn, Baroness Shami Chakrabarti, Diane Abbott, John McDonnell – they have got close relationships with Ken Livingstone. It's for them to answer what they've done. They should have been saying we condemn unequivocally what he said. Not faff around.feedback

Apr 08 2017

I don't want to call it a brand, but as a brand it's toxic. Many people whose help you need won't touch it with a barge pole. It's seen by some communities as spying and snooping. Prevent's not the silver bullet.feedback

Apr 08 2017 - London

What I'm clear about is that what he said last year was racist, what he said this year showing no contrition was racist. Speak to the Jewish community in London and there is a perception that it was a whitewash. If voters are uneasy with your party, and your job as a politician is to win them over to you in an election, do you not think that we should be courting them and saying: 'What is the issue? Let me try and persuade you we're not racist.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - London

The air in London is lethal and I will not stand by and do nothing. I want to expand the ULEZ from 2020 for heavy vehicles such as buses, coaches and trucks so that all of London will benefit from cleaner air. Then from 2021, I want to expand it up to the North and South Circular roads for light vehicles, including cars and vans. These measures will help improve the air that millions of Londoners breathe.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - Pollution

The air in London is lethal and I will not stand by and do nothing.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - London

Frankly, we don't trust the manufacturers.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - London

The newest diesels are less polluting than the old petrols. All the evidence we have is that people will change their behaviour as a consequence of the Toxicity charge.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - Pollution

The air in London is lethal. We think that half of air pollution comes from vehicles. My plans will lead to a 50% reduction in NOx in 2020.feedback

Apr 03 2017 - Scottish independence

I am very much looking forward to working with her to keep our capital safe and protected.feedback

Apr 03 2017 - London

On Friday, a 17-year-old man suffered horrific injuries in a brutal attack in Croydon, which is being treated as a hate crime. Hate crime has no place in London, Britain or anywhere else. London is an amazingly diverse city. We don't just accept our differences, we embrace and celebrate them. Our communities will not be divided by those who seek to sow hate. And we will always take a zero-tolerance approach to hate crimes of any type. Anyone who witnesses a hate crime should report it to the police immediately.feedback

Apr 02 2017 - Women

This statue is also a tribute to [Caroline] and a testament to what one woman can achieve on behalf of all women.feedback

Mar 29 2017

This new scheme will put an end to the 'smoke and mirrors' that has been employed and provide Londoners and Parisians with an honest, accurate and independent evaluation of the emissions of vehicles on our road.feedback

Mar 29 2017 - Singapore

What we don't want to happen is businesses leaving London and leaving Europe and going to New York, Singapore and Hong Kong, or even Seoul. And so, I'm keen to keep the businesses we have. London is open. It's not simply open to business and talent, and to trade, it's also state of mind. It's open-minded, outward-looking.feedback

Mar 28 2017 - London

The truth is that London will always remain a key partner for Brussels and every European nation long after Brexit is resolved. I see no evidence during the meetings this morning and yesterday of any wish on the part of the European Union to punish the UK or our citizens for the position taken last June.feedback

Mar 28 2017 - London

We have so much to gain from joining forces.feedback

Mar 28 2017

Part and parcel of living in a great global city is you've got to be prepared for these things, you've got to be vigilant, you've got to support the police doing an incredibly hard job. We must never accept terrorists being successful, we must never accept that terrorists can destroy our life or destroy the way we lead our lives.feedback

Mar 25 2017

Parliament Square is one of our capital's treasures and it's only right that we consider making it more accessible and appealing to Londoners and visitors alike. We've seen the positive impact that part-pedestrianisation has had on Trafalgar Square, and I have long spoken about my wish to see something similar at Parliament Square.feedback

Mar 25 2017

I am committed to ensuring we work closely with Westminster City Council and the Parliamentary authorities to design and install a scheme which provides the best safety and security that can possibly be achieved for the Palace of Westminster as well as for visitors, Londoners and tourists. Plans are already in development for part-pedestrianisation and we will of course take into account any new security advice that may be given.feedback

Mar 24 2017 - Terrorism

This attack on our way of life, this attack on our shared values, shows the world what it means to be a Londoner. Londoners will never by cowed by terrorism.feedback

Mar 23 2017 - Scottish independence

Like most people who are successful in their jobs, they have to give notice to their current employer. You'll appreciate the job she does with the Foreign Office. She's got to make sure she serves out her notice – it has been reduced. She's already been doing lots of work. Even though she's not begun being paid, that shows how professional she is.feedback

Mar 23 2017 - 2017 UK Parliament attack

Those evil and twisted individuals who try to destroy our shared way of life will never succeed and we condemn them. Our hearts are with the family and friends of PC Keith Palmer, of Aysha Frade, of Kurt Cochran, and all those injured in the attack yesterday.feedback

Mar 23 2017

Those evil and tortured individuals who try to destroy our shared way of life will never succeed.feedback

Mar 23 2017 - 2017 UK Parliament attack

Nothing is more important to me than keeping Londoners safe. I want to be reassured that every single agency and individual involved in protecting our city has the resources and expertise they need to respond in the event that London is attacked.feedback

Mar 23 2017 - London

I'm not going to respond to a tweet from Donald Trump Jr. I've been doing far more important things over the past 24 hours.feedback

Mar 23 2017 - London

London is a city that's been resilient in the face of terror attacks in the past. People are returning to work today … we're not going to allow a terrorist to divide our communities or change our way of life.feedback

Mar 23 2017 - 2017 UK Parliament attack

Part and parcel of living in a great global city is you've got to be prepared for these things, you've got to be vigilant, you've got to support the police doing an incredibly hard job. The terrorists are evolving their tactics and we have got to evolve our response to them all the time. I am afraid the consequences of a terror attack are very, very scary. They want to kill. They want to maim and terrify. It is my job to try to make sure that we are as safe as we can be.feedback

Mar 23 2017 - 2017 UK Parliament attack

The Mayor invites all Londoners – and everyone visiting our city – to come together in solidarity to remember those who have lost their lives, to express sympathy with their families and loved ones and to show the world that we are more committed than ever to the values that we hold dear – that we remain united and open. London is the greatest city in the world. We will never be cowed by terrorism. We stand together, in the face of those who seek to harm us and destroy our way of life.feedback

Mar 23 2017

My heart goes out to the those who have lost loved ones and those affected by today's attack. Tragically a Metropolitan police officer who was doing his job to keep our city safe lost his life and my thoughts are with his family. On behalf of Londoners, I want to thank the police and the emergency services, who work incredibly hard in difficult circumstances to keep us safe. My message to those who want to harm us and destroy our way of life is: you won't succeed. You won't divide us, we won't be cowed by terrorists.feedback

Mar 23 2017 - 2017 UK Parliament attack

The reason terrorists want to attack London is because they hate the fact that we don't just tolerate each other – whether you're a Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, member of an organised faith or not – we respect, embrace and celebrate each other and that's going to carry on.feedback

Mar 21 2017 - Immigration

While every country has the right to set its own immigration policies, this new policy flies in the face of the values of freedom and tolerance that the USA was built upon.feedback

Mar 16 2017

I have asked FM to provide you with a more detailed briefing on the measures they are taking to address the problem.feedback

Mar 16 2017

I agree that the mice have been causing a nuisance in City Hall. However, I am informed by City Hall's Facilities Management (FM) team that the mouse problem is now improving, with a 50 per cent reduction in sightings reported in the last quarter thanks to an enhanced and rigorous pest control regime.feedback

Mar 14 2017

The good news is that when you speak to banks and financial institutions, there is no one city they all agree on to go to. If we can keep financial passporting it would be a real boon to us, and I think we should try to do it. I appreciate the advice on how to be a great mayor. One of my jobs is to articulate what businesses tell me.feedback

Mar 14 2017 - Immigration

I'm not saying we have a London borders agency. Nor am I suggesting we build a wall around the M25. What I am saying is London's needs are different to the rest of the country. The starting point is this: does the government accept that London is the engine for the country? Does the government accept that for London to continue to prosper, thrive and succeed we need to continue to attract talent. If that be the case, how do we square the circle of parts of the country not wanting immigration, and London needing it and wanting it? That's where we need a flexible immigration system.feedback

Mar 14 2017

The short answer to your question is: if we can't continue to attract talent, it will have a huge impact on our ability to be a wealth generator for our country. That would show an act of good faith when it comes to negotiating with the EU. This is not a clean-break divorce, this is a negotiation that will lead to a relationship post us leaving the EU. And what a great way to start the negotiations, by saying, as a gesture of goodwill: we're giving a cast iron guarantee to EU citizens here.feedback

Mar 14 2017

I've not had it articulated to me by the universities any excitement. They're worried about less collaboration; they're worried about losing some of the research funds.feedback

Mar 13 2017

Starting a race to the bottom would inevitably bring about a decline in our country's prosperity and world standing.feedback

Mar 13 2017

Many experts, including the former EU ambassador Sir Ivan Rogers, believe that concluding the negotiations within this time frame is impossible. If neither an interim or final deal is in place at the end of the two years the government has allowed then the UK would crash out of Europe and we would suffer very significant economic detriment.feedback

Mar 13 2017 - Article 50

I believe that the government's unrealistic expectation of having trade negotiations concluded within two years of triggering article 50 – with no plan for extending this period – is compounding uncertainty and risks, causing unnecessary damage to our economy.feedback

Mar 13 2017 - HSBC Bank

There is growing concern in the business community about the unnecessary uncertainty caused by a real lack of clarity on the government's negotiating position. Some businesses including HSBC, UBS and JP Morgan are already beginning to move small numbers of staff from London to other European and world cities, and many more have announced contingency plans to do so over the coming months. London and Britain's global competitiveness and influence in the world have been built on our nation's historic openness, rich culture, progressive values and flair for innovation.feedback

Mar 09 2017 - Pollution

There is definitely an element of environmental injustice among those commuting in London, with those who create the most pollution having the least exposure to it.feedback

Mar 09 2017 - Pollution

London's toxic air is an outrage. [This] will make a big difference to the pollution caused by our public transport system.feedback

Mar 08 2017 - Sexism

The great thing about today, what we're trying to get across is the fight for equality. Being a feminist shouldn't just be for women. All of us, men, women, boys, girls, if you're older, younger, rich or poor, need to understand that actually this is a fight for all of us.feedback

Mar 07 2017 - Sexism

These new signals show that we stand shoulder to shoulder with them and display the tolerance and celebration of difference in our city.feedback

Mar 06 2017 - London

London is one of the world's greatest sporting cities and I'm delighted that we will soon add Chelsea's new stadium to the already fantastic array of sporting arenas in the capital. Having taken a balanced view of the application, I'm satisfied this is a high-quality and spectacular design which will significantly increase capacity within the existing site, as well as ensuring fans can have easy access from nearby transport connections. I'm confident this new stadium will be a jewel in London's sporting crown and will attract visitors and football fans from around the world.feedback

Mar 03 2017 - Uber

Drivers being able to speak English and understand information from passengers and licensing requirements is a vital part of ensuring passengers get the high standard of service they need and deserve.feedback

Mar 03 2017 - Uber

From my first day at City Hall, I have been determined to drive up standards and improve safety for every taxi and private hire passenger travelling in London. TfL will of course look at the High Court judgment in detail to ensure all our policies fully comply, as we continue to work to improve standards and passenger safety across London's private hire and taxi services.feedback

Feb 17 2017

It's staggering that we live in a city where the air is so toxic that many of our children are growing up with lung problems. If we don't make drastic changes now we won't be protecting the health of our families in the future. The T-Charge is a vital step in tackling the dirtiest diesels before I introduce the world's first Ultra Low Emission Zone as early as 2019.feedback

Jan 30 2017 - London

We must now rescind the offer of a full state visit for President Trump – until this ban is lifted. I don't believe the people of London will support rolling out the red carpet until this happens.feedback

Jan 30 2017

I am quite clear, this ban is cruel, this ban is shameful, while this ban is in place we should not be rolling out the red carpet for President Trump.feedback

Jan 24 2017 - Pollution

This is the highest level of alert and everyone - from the most vulnerable to the physically fit - may need to take precautions to protect themselves from the filthy air.feedback

Jan 09 2017

Why strike? Why not resolve these things amicably?feedback

Jan 08 2017 - London

My message to the unions is clear: it is not too late to cancel this strike and get back around the negotiating table for the sake of all Londoners. I have instructed Transport for London to continue negotiating and we will be available all weekend to try and resolve this dispute.feedback

Jan 06 2017

We've got to abide by the results and make sure Brexit works for the fashion industry and for our country too. They want to make sure we can continue to attract talent.feedback

Dec 19 2016 - Single market

Securing privileged access to the single market, maintaining a world-class financial sector and ensuring London can continue to attract global talent are all recurring themes from my conversations with business.feedback

Dec 05 2016 - London

Making cycling safe and easier can provide huge benefits for us all – improving our health, cleaning up our toxic air, and helping tackle congestion.feedback

Nov 30 2016 - London

I'm implementing hard-hitting measures to clean-up London's toxic air.feedback

Nov 07 2016 - London

The problem with a 'hard Brexit' is there aren't any winners. A 'hard Brexit' is no good for London and the U.K., and is no good for the EU.feedback

Oct 25 2016

I will continue to challenge this decision and I am exploring how I can best be involved in any legal process over the coming months.feedback

Oct 25 2016 - Democratic Party

The government are running roughshod over Londoners' views – just five months ago I was elected as Mayor on a clear platform of opposing a new runway at Heathrow.feedback

Oct 17 2016

There are people who want to divide our communities, there are people who want to turn Hindus against Sikhs, Muslims against Christians, Jews against Jains. Are we going to allow them? Are we going to allow them? You know, I think diversity is a strength. We don't just tolerate each other's differences, we embrace them.feedback

Sep 29 2016

It's clear we need to better understand the different roles that overseas money plays in London's housing market, the scale of what's going on, and what action we can take to support development and help Londoners find a home. That's why we are commissioning the most thorough research on this matter ever undertaken in Britain - the biggest look of its kind at this issue - so we can figure out exactly what can be done.feedback

Sep 28 2016 - London

It is a further sign that London is open to the biggest brands in the world and the leading city for trade and investment.feedback

Sep 22 2016 - London

We're in discussions about MLB and we want MLB to come to London. What we're discussing with Major League Baseball is for them to come here during the summer, which works for us for obvious reasons. They are very excited.feedback

Sep 19 2016

We have to recognize that what these terrorists hate about us is our way of life. We respect each other. We embrace each other. We celebrate each other.feedback

Sep 13 2016 - London

The taxi trade is an icon of our city and should be supported. While the legitimate private hire trade is an asset to London, we must not be complacent in ensuring it is safe for passengers. The need for greater enforcement and compliance, as well as stricter entry requirements, is clear for all to see.feedback

Aug 25 2016 - Burka

I don't think it's right. One of the joys of London is that we don't simply tolerate difference, we respect it, we embrace it.feedback

Aug 20 2016 - London

If you're working hard in Central London as a nurse, a doctor, as a porter, as a security guard, you can get back home quickly. If you need to get to work in the night time you can get there quickly. But also if you've had a great night out at the theatre or at a gig or at a restaurant you don't have to worry about the last tube.feedback

Aug 04 2016

The safety of all Londoners is my number one priority and my heart goes out to the victims of the incident in Russell Square and their loved ones.feedback

Aug 04 2016

We all have a vital role to play as eyes and ears for our police and security services and in helping to ensure London is protected.feedback

Jul 15 2016

I will reassure all Londoners that today we will be reviewing our own safety measures in light of this attack and that I and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner will do everything possible to keep Londoners safe.feedback

Jul 13 2016

I want Donald Trump to come to London so I can introduce myself to him as a mainstream Muslim, very, very comfortable with Western liberal values, but also introduce him to hundreds of thousands, dare I say millions of Muslims in this country, who love being British, love being Western.feedback

Jun 28 2016 - Single market

On behalf of all Londoners, I am demanding more autonomy for the capital - right now.feedback

Jun 28 2016

London has to take back control too. Londoners, who voted for a different path to the rest of England, need more self-determination. We need to control our own destiny.feedback

Jun 28 2016

As much as I might like the idea of a London city state, I'm not seriously talking about independence today. I am not planning to install border points on the M25! But on behalf of all Londoners, I am demanding more autonomy for the capital – right now. More autonomy in order to protect London's economy from the uncertainty ahead, to protect the businesses from around the world who trade here and to protect our jobs, wealth and prosperity.feedback

Jun 24 2016

My message to Londoners who are European is: you're welcome here. We're going to carry on being the greatest city in the world, being open-minded and outward-looking.feedback

Jun 24 2016

We all have a responsibility to now seek to heal the divisions that have emerged throughout this campaign – and to focus on what unites us, rather than that which divides us.feedback

Jun 24 2016

You are welcome here. We value the enormous contribution you make to our city and that will not change as a result of this referendum.feedback

May 23 2016

The Night Tube is absolutely vital to my plans to support and grow London's night-time economy, creating more jobs and opportunities for all Londoners.feedback

May 16 2016

Donald Trump's ignorant view of Islam could make both our countries less safe – it risks alienating mainstream Muslims around the world and plays into the hands of the extremists.feedback

May 16 2016 - Extremism

Sadiq has spent his whole life fighting extremism, but Trump's remarks make that fight much harder for us all – it plays straight into the extremists' hands and makes both our countries less safe.feedback

Jul 05 2015

Fear does not make us safer. It only makes us weaker. And the politics of fear is simply not welcome in our city.feedback

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