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22 August 2012

Tottenham: a year since the riots

A year after the riots in London, the promised money agreed by London Mayor Boris Johnson and local government minister Eric Pickles to regenerate the riot areas has not materialised, writes Jane James, Haringey and Enfield Socialist Party.

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2 February 2011

Tories have no solutions to youth crime

Boris Johnson visits Waltham Forest: Waltham Forest is a borough which has an above average rate of violent youth crime. This can have a devastating effect on the lives of people who live in our area, so the opportunity to ask questions at...

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1 September 2010

Battles ahead on London Underground

On 24 August, reps from transport unions TSSA and RMT met to discuss the first ever joint strike between the two unions on London Underground, writes Reg Johnstone, RMT.

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1 July 2009

Fast news

Blundering Boris: BORIS JOHNSON, the Tory London mayor, came into office on a 'clean up politics' and 'value for taxpayers' money' election ticket...

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16 July 2008

'Dear Boris' - we will NOT be silenced!

The Rise festival has been an anti-racist festival for years, sponsored by London's trade unions. But this year, new Tory mayor Boris Johnson declared that the festival shall no longer have its anti-racist theme...

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9 July 2008

High farce from Boris Johnson

"AFTER PRIDE comes the fall" is a saying often quoted to those who would celebrate prematurely, especially in politics. London Mayor Boris Johnson, himself a Classics graduate, may well be contemplating this as he surveys the fall-out from the resignation of Ray Lewis...

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9 July 2008

Marching against homophobia & racism

London Pride -: Members of the Socialist Party lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) group and London Socialist Party had a fantastic response when campaigning against homophobia on Saturday 5 July, writes Greg Randall, Convenor, Socialist Party LGBT group.

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2 July 2008

Boris Johnson reveals his real policies

THE SOCIALIST has warned previously that the Tory mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is a right-wing populist with a bias towards more affluent areas of outer London, where the bulk of his support is found, writes Neil Cafferky.

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28 May 2008

Johnson's Prince of Darkness

LONDON'S NEW Tory mayor Boris Johnson has appointed a ruthless private equity businessman as his "first deputy mayor" in charge of transport, writes Roger Shrives.

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14 May 2008

NHS under threat

Urgent action needed: JUST WEEKS before the 60th anniversary of the National Health Service, government plans to reorganise and privatise it could mean the end of a health service that is publicly owned and free at the point of use, writes Lois Austin.

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14 May 2008

What will Boris Johnson mean for London?

After the 1 May elections: BORIS JOHNSON'S election as Mayor of London capped a string of successes for the Conservatives in the 1 May local elections, indicating that a Tory victory in the next general election is a serious possibility, writes Neil Cafferky.

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7 May 2008

Meltdown for Brown - but he won't change course

Editorial: The barbarians are at the gate. After the London mayoral victory of the Tory Neanderthal Boris Johnson and the New Labour meltdown in the rest of the country,...

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8 April 2008

London elections: working class alternative needed

On Thursday 1 May, Londoners will be voting for the Mayor of London and Greater London Assembly (GLA). London Socialist Party secretary, Paula Mitchell, explains the political ideas on offer.

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2 April 2008

Tube workers strike to defend network safety

Bob Crow, rail union RMT general secretary, announced at a press conference on 29 March that RMT and TSSA London Underground members would take 72 hours of continuous strike action from 6:30pm on Sunday 6 April, writes Greg Maughan.

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25 March 2008

Save our hospitals!

HOSPITAL TRUST bosses in south east London have put forward a package of closures and severe cuts to services, writes Roger Shrives, Lewisham Socialist Party.

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4 March 2008

Thousands protest at threats to hospital

THE 'SAVE Queen Mary's' demonstration in Sidcup on 1 March had 5,000 people on it, according to the local press, writes Lois Austin

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24 August 2007

Boris Johnson - buffoon or bonus for Tories?

TORY LEADER David Cameron believes he scored a coup by convincing Boris Johnson to stand for London mayor... By Paula Mitchell

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