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Monday 17 September 2018 4.24pm
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:
boroughonian wrote:
I feel a bit sorry for Khan, he's constantly getting blamed for stuff he cannot affect, not least the roads (closures etc), of which he controls about 5% of. People blame him for the lack of action over knife crime when the Police have been cut to the bone.

Just shows the futility of the position in my view.

A Tory government won't help a Labour Mayor. I suspect that if Goldsmith had won, things would be different. Re the futility of the position: you could then equally argue that the position of a POTUS is futile if the party he represents doesn't have the majority in the House, as we saw during the Obama administration and we might see again with Trump after the midterm elections in November.

PS: What I mean by "I suspect that if Goldsmith had won, things would be different" is not that he would have been a better mayor, but he would have had government support.
Monday 17 September 2018 8.47pm
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Tuesday 18 September 2018 5.33am
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:
boroughonian wrote:
I feel a bit sorry for Khan, he's constantly getting blamed for stuff he cannot affect, not least the roads (closures etc), of which he controls about 5% of. People blame him for the lack of action over knife crime when the Police have been cut to the bone.

Just shows the futility of the position in my view.

A Tory government won't help a Labour Mayor. I suspect that if Goldsmith had won, things would be different. Re the futility of the position: you could then equally argue that the position of a POTUS is futile if the party he represents doesn't have the majority in the House, as we saw during the Obama administration and we might see again with Trump after the midterm elections in November.

PS: What I mean by "I suspect that if Goldsmith had won, things would be different" is not that he would have been a better mayor, but he would have had government support.

No problem James.


I was just saying that I didn't think that when it came to public services/spending a Tory government would be much more supportive of a Tory mayor.
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