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boris johnson

Boris Johnson Accused Of Lying ‘Yet Again’ With Social Housing Boast

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.Boris Johnson has been accused of lying “yet again” after claiming that he built more social housing in London than any other mayor.The prime minister made the boast as he unveiled the government’s new housing policy last week.Johnson claimed he built more social housing in London than his predecessor Ken Livingstone and the current mayor Sadiq Khan.Speaking in Blackpool, Johnson - who […]

today14 June 2022

angela rayner

‘The Mask Has Slipped’: Tory Minister Says Blackpool And Birmingham Are ‘Godawful’

Heather Wheeler said: "I was just at a conference in Blackpool or Birmingham – somewhere godawful.”A Conservative minister has apologised after saying Blackpool and Birmingham are “godawful”, remarks that potentially undermine the government’s plan to end regional economic inequality.Heather Wheeler, a junior Cabinet Office minister, was speaking at an event in London to launch the party’s new digital strategy.She told the audience before making her official speech: “I was just […]

today10 June 2022 1

andy burnham

Sky-High Train Ticket Prices Derail Government’s Rail Sale Promises

The cost of peak train journeys out of Manchester is sky-highTrain tickets from Manchester down to London are now more expensive than travelling to faraway destinations like Jamaica, even though the government has just announced its launching a rail ticket sale.The mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham pointed out the astronomical prices on Twitter, sharing a screenshot of £369.40 return ticket from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston for Monday morning.For […]

today22 April 2022