Sadiq Khan


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Oct 04 2017 - London

This research is another damning indictment of the toxic air that all Londoners are forced to breathe every day. It's sickening to know that not a single area of London meets World Health Organization health standards, but even worse than that, nearly 95 per cent of the capital is exceeding these guidelines by at least 50 per

Oct 02 2017 - Uber

It's ... true that we've got things wrong along the way. On behalf of everyone at Uber globally, I apologize for the mistakes we've

Sep 28 2017 - Pollution

Non-transport sources contribute half of the deadly emissions in London, so we need a hard-hitting plan of action to combat them similar to moves I am taking to reduce pollution from road vehicles. With more than 400 schools located in areas exceeding legal pollution levels, and such significant health impacts on our most vulnerable communities, we cannot wait any longer, and I am calling on government to provide the capital with the necessary powers to effectively tackle harmful emissions from a variety of

Sep 27 2017 - Pollution

I am doing everything with the powers I have at City Hall and it's now time for the government to step up by introducing a national diesel scrappage fund to rid our streets of dirty diesels, and to give me the powers I need to tackle non-transport sources of

Sep 27 2017 - Pollution

The shocking and illegal state of London's filthy air means once again I am triggering a high air pollution alert today under my new comprehensive alert

Sep 25 2017 - Uber

But providing an innovative service is not an excuse for not following the rules. All companies in London must play by the rules and adhere to the high standards we expect - particularly when it comes to the safety of

Sep 25 2017 - Uber

If you play by the rules you're welcome in London, if you don't, don't be surprised if TfL takes action against

Sep 25 2017 - London

And the reason why they say that is because if you look at the time when Fusilier Lee Rigby was murdered in 2013 up until the Westminster Bridge attack this year, there were 13 terrorist attacks thwarted because of the excellent work of the police and security

Sep 25 2017 - Uber

I want companies that abide by the rules, I want companies that innovate, harbour new technologies, I want disruptive technology coming to London but you've got to play by the

Sep 24 2017

He wasn't doing it to triangulate. He was authentic. Jeremy has always believed

Sep 24 2017

Some of my best friends are foreigners [but] we should have homes for

Sep 24 2017 - Labour Party

I'm a westerner, but also a very proud Muslim. There are some people who want to divide our communities – I'm not going to let them. Jeremy Corbyn. Let Jeremy be

Sep 24 2017

We need to ensure that every young person has a role model they can look up to. It's so important to promote the successful figures from Britain's BAME communities. We need to create a sense of optimism, aspiration and

Sep 24 2017 - London

Well of course it was a mixed picture around the country. My own constituency is a very white, working-class constituency, and the Labour vote went up by 12.5%. But I do recognise that we have to win those constituencies that in the past we have won to form a Labour government. And I accept that. And that is why one of the first things that we've done is we've carried on with the campaigning that we had over the general

Sep 23 2017 - Uber

It would be wrong if TfL continued to license Uber if there is any way that this could pose a threat to Londoners' safety and

Sep 23 2017 - Uber

I suspect it will take some time before this situation with Uber fully plays out. In the meantime, I will continue to help support innovative businesses in London and to create a vibrant and safe taxi and private hire

Sep 23 2017 - Uber

I have every sympathy with Uber drivers and customers, affected by this decision but their anger really should be directed at Uber. They have let down their drivers and customers by failing, in the view of TfL, to act as a fit and proper

Sep 23 2017 - Uber

All private-hire operators in London need to play by the rules. The safety and security of Londoners must come

Sep 22 2017 - Uber

We're not schoolchildren. He's the president of the United States, so I'm unclear what his beef is with

Sep 22 2017 - Uber

Our city is a hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship. That’s because it’s renowned as a place where everyone has to play by the same rules. From the steam engine to the web, Britain has a long history of inventing and embracing brilliant new technology, often with London leading the way with the very latest

Sep 20 2017 - Sexism

As a proud feminist at City Hall, I have given Caroline's inspired campaign my full support and am delighted that we have been given the go-ahead to bring the first ever statue of a woman to the centre of British democracy in Parliament Square – something which is long overdue. Next year marks a century since the start of women's suffrage in the UK – one of our country's most pivotal moments – and our mission now is to ensure that we can begin the centenary celebrations with the unveiling of this landmark

Sep 20 2017

We want this statue to depict the strength and determination of the women who dedicated their lives to the fight for women's suffrage and to inspire many generations to come - and I know Gillian's creation will do just

Sep 18 2017 - Muslim brotherhood

It's really important that we show business as usual rather than allow terrorists to disrupt our way of life and stop us doing what we're

Sep 16 2017 - London

There will be an increased police presence across London today and over this weekend, including additional armed officers. They are there to keep us safe. London will never be intimidated by terrorism. We will always defeat those who seek to harm us and destroy our way of

Sep 15 2017 - London

I urge all Londoners to be calm and

Sep 14 2017 - Uber

You would appreciate I'm sure how inappropriate it would be, bearing in mind that this is quasi-judicial role that is played, for me as the Mayor of London and Chair of (transport regulator) TfL to give a running commentary. If for no other reason, because they would then challenge that in the courts and say that the outcome of the application had been

Sep 13 2017 - London

These air quality audits are a big step towards helping some of the most polluted schools in London identify effective solutions to protect pupils from toxic fumes but, of course, this is only part of the

Sep 13 2017 - London

Next month, I will be launching my T-charge to rid central London of the oldest, most polluting vehicles and before the end of the year I will be announcing a decision on my plans to bring forward and extend the Ultra-Low Emission Zone along some of our busiest

Sep 06 2017

I respect the outcome of the EU referendum, but the British people did not vote to make our country and future generations

Sep 05 2017 - Immigration

It reads like a blueprint on how to strangle London's economy, which would be devastating not just for our city but for the whole country. It risks thousands of families being split

Aug 27 2017

We make sure we have in our thoughts and our prayers all of those affected by the awful Grenfell Tower tragedy. Part of that pledge is making sure we get justice, we find out exactly what happened, we make sure those responsible are held to account, and also so this never, ever, ever happens

Aug 20 2017 - London

The government's delay in implementing these recommendations is simply inexcusable … The terrible tragedy at Grenfell Tower in June is a stark reminder of just how devastating a fire caused by faulty white goods can be. Now, a year since the tragic fire in Shepherd's Bush which led to these important recommendations, the government and manufacturers must urgently act to help prevent any further tragedies and keep Londoners

Aug 17 2017 - London

London stands with Barcelona against the evil of

Aug 14 2017 - London

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

Aug 14 2017 - London

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

Aug 14 2017 - London

Londoners will, like me, be very angry that London taxpayers have now lost tens of millions of pounds – committed by the previous mayor on a project that has amounted to

Aug 14 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

Aug 11 2017 - Carbon

I committed to a not-for-profit energy company in my manifesto and my officers are taking this forward as part of the early work of Energy for Londoners. It is potentially a significant undertaking and so rigorous feasibility and business modelling will be carried out to determine the most appropriate structure and functions of the company in order to achieve the overarching objectives of reducing carbon dioxide emissions and alleviating fuel poverty in

Aug 09 2017 - London

The foundation of London's success - including that of its football clubs - is safety. Thanks to many years of hard work between the Metropolitan Police Service and football clubs, fans have confidence that matches in London will be safe for them and their families to

Aug 09 2017 - London

That safety comes at a cost, and at a time when policing is so stretched, Londoners - myself included - are greatly concerned that the Met recoups so little of that cost from clubs, including those in the wealthiest football league in the world. I would welcome a meeting to ask you directly whether the Premier League will step up and make a bigger contribution to the policing of matchdays in

Aug 07 2017 - Youtube

Google, YouTube and other platforms have a responsibility to the millions of young people using their sites every day, and it is vital that they toughen up their guidelines, remove breaches immediately and work with partners to help ensure such horrific videos do not reappear. Lives could depend on it. Social media and the internet can be used to inflame tensions and escalate violence quicker than ever before, and these videos are a shocking example of the glamorisation of gang

Jul 29 2017 - London

It's illogical to assume we can have a better deal or as good a deal with the EU outside the EU. It wouldn't happen with a tennis club, or any

Jul 29 2017 - London

If somebody can help me off the chair later, I'd be very

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

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

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

Jul 26 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 12 2017

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

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

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

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

Jul 07 2017 - London

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 27 2017 - London

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 22 2017 - Single market

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

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

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

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

Jun 20 2017

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

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

Jun 19 2017 - London

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

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

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

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

Jun 19 2017

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

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

Jun 19 2017 - Terrorism

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 18 2017 - London

Tower blocks could be torn

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

Jun 16 2017 - London

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

Jun 16 2017 - London

We can't afford to wait many years for those

Jun 16 2017 - London

There are pressing questions which demand urgent

Jun 16 2017 - London

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 14 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 10 2017 - Terrorism

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

Jun 07 2017 - Terrorism

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 05 2017 - Immigration

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

Jun 05 2017 - London

You will not win. We will defeat the

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

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

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

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

Jun 04 2017 - London

Severe means an attack across the country is still highly

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

Jun 04 2017 - London

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

Jun 04 2017 - Terrorism

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

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

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

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

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

May 23 2017 - Al-Qaeda

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 06 2017 - Pollution

These belated proposals are toothless and woefully

May 05 2017

They are toothless and wholly

May 05 2017

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

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

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

Apr 28 2017

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

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

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

Apr 08 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 04 2017 - Pollution

The air in London is lethal and I will not stand by and do

Apr 04 2017 - London

Frankly, we don't trust the

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

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

Apr 03 2017 - Scottish independence

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

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

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

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

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,

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

Mar 28 2017 - London

We have so much to gain from joining

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 23 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 21 2017 - SCOTUS

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

Mar 16 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 13 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 30 2016 - London

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 28 2016 - Single market

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 16 2016 - Islam

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

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

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

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