Boris worse than ‘Larry the Cat,’ claims Labour
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development, Local Government
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London Mayor Boris Johnson has been compared to 10 Downing Street’s Larry the Cat, with the furry monster (Larry) coming out on top, according to the Labour group on the London Assembly.
Labour said “it is one year since Boris Johnson was re-elected Mayor of London. During the election campaign he made several high profile commitments, including: 1,000 more police, to “bear down” on fare rises and build 55,000 affordable homes. On all of these main promises Boris has failed to deliver.”
Len Duvall, leader of the Labour group, said: “Boris promised Londoners a better future, all he’s delivered is broken promises”.
The group said Johnson had failed to meet his own target of ending rough sleeping by the end of 2012 and “delivered just 1,672 social housing starts last year, down from 11,329 in the previous year”.
The mayor was also attacked for delegating “major decision and spending powers to unelected political appointees and is trying to spend £160,000 on a survey to find out what Londoners think about him.”
Duvall said: “Boris is doing nothing to tackle the cost of living or housing crises in our city, instead he is making them worse. Let’s hope that his attention doesn’t drift off London anymore, at this rate we’d be better off with Larry the Cat running City Hall.”