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By Arrowhead
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This guy doesn't stand even a remote chance of winning, does he? The LD's or even the Greens, if somebody like Lucas decided to give it a go, are more likely to run Sadiq Khan close than this absolute throbber.
 
By youngian
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Bailey was on Any Questions using his background to give him some gravitas to spurt Kipper imperial bullshit about how Brexit will benefit the Commonwealth/Crown dependency Caribbean states. That’s despite every PM in the region is on record explaining why Brexit is very bad news economically and politically.
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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Bailey's back on crime, with one of those highly edited youtube videos of Sadiq Khan.



Sadiq thinks sexual assault is a "game" apparently and just pisses about blaming Boris Johnson.

To be fair to Bailey, CCTV is very obviously needed and lots of people agree with him, including Assembly Members, that the Central Line trains need CCTV much sooner than they'll get it. But is the delay down to Sadiq thinking it's a joke?

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/f ... 65076.html
A £350 million renovation of Central line trains is due to start at the end of next year. This will include fitting CCTV and enabling the trains and carriages to remain in service for another decade.
And Khan:
He said it was impossible to “retro-fit” cameras as each train’s existing power supply was too low.
I assume TfL have told Khan this. Sometimes organizations like this do bullshit because they don't want to do the work. See for example British Rail gave Michael Portillo some very large figure for repairing the Ribblesdale Viaduct. Portillo, who was a serious man (stupid rhetorical flourishes aside), looked into it and this enabled the line to be saved. Bailey, who isn't a serious man, probably hasn't thought of asking TFL and wouldn't understand the figures they sent him.

It goes without saying, sexual assault is a very serious business. But how much of the high incidence on the Central Line is down to there being no cameras, and how much to it being extremely busy? Will cameras stop that?
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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Unbelievably, Bailey is still going attacking Khan for raising and extending the congestion charge when the government required him to increase revenue from it.



Funnily enough, Shaun doesn't tell us his "proposals" and how much money they'd raise. And doesn't seem to acknowledge Covid. Nor any working why increasing the charge costs London FAR more money than it raises.
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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https://fullfact.org/economy/shaun-bail ... k-context/
On Twitter, Mr Bailey has said the “government asked for proposals” regarding the congestion charge but “it was his choice to [increase the charge].”

While this is technically accurate, it is misleading for Mr Bailey to suggest, therefore, that TfL could have proposed a rise in the congestion charge, and then kept the fee as it was, while still receiving the government bailout under the terms set out.

Mr Bailey has also claimed that the Mayor’s consultation on the increase ran for too short a period, or that there was no consultation. The consultation appeared to run for around five days between 1 June and 4 June.
Bailey's not been in any hurry to share his own "proposals". Except that he wants the congestion charge put back to what it was, apparently raising zero extra.
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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Oh man. Hadn't seen this one.



Infrastructure like the Olympic Village (converted into housing) and the Olympic Stadium (converted into West Ham's ground).

I know this was some time before lockdown, but why does he think it's going to be OK for people to travel to London and not to Tokyo for the Olympics?
 
By Bones McCoy
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youngian wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:15 pm
Bailey was on Any Questions using his background to give him some gravitas to spurt Kipper imperial bullshit about how Brexit will benefit the Commonwealth/Crown dependency Caribbean states. That’s despite every PM in the region is on record explaining why Brexit is very bad news economically and politically.
I'm sure it goes down well in blighty.
Except the old guard, most of the "West Indies" look to USA as their financial anchor.
Whether to go there for short-term work, attend college on a scholarship, or upgrade their island comms infrastructure.

The days when a merchant navy steamer pulled into the capital and disgorged cases or tea, corned beef, cricket bats and month-old copies of the Times are gone and forgotten.

(A few Treasure Islands excepted).
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