Cabinet changes for the coming year

Madam Mayor

Welcome and congratulations on your new position. We look forward to you presiding over our business for the forthcoming year.

Traditionally, this is the meeting (Council AGM Wed 24 May) where we make new appointments and announce changes. This year is no exception, as you will see from the papers laid around the chamber I am proposing a number of changes tonight. Continue reading

My response to the London Bridge and Borough Market atrocities

As we all know, a fresh horror was visited on London over the weekend.  Evil being ingenious, there were one or two innovations, such as fake suicide belts.  But there was also much that was grimly familiar: grown men drunk on the power of violence without limit, gleefully targeting innocent Londoners for murder and mutilation. Continue reading