So I was shocked to hear that when Green London Assembly Member Jenny Jones and Ken Livingstone’s running mate in the 2012 election Val Shawcross jointly raised London’s cycle safety at Boris Johnson’s City Hall, the Conservative Group and the BNP walked out of the meeting and in doing so prevented any discussion taking place, since the meeting was inquorate.
What’s even worse is that it’s not the first time they’ve played this type of game.
It’s an issue that transcends any political divides. It is a disgrace that these politicians were content to use this attempt for a serious discussion to launch a party-political stunt. It shows how out of touch they are with the concerns of Londoners.
Boris Johnson needs to tell his Tory colleagues to get a grip – and to deal with this issue seriously and quickly. Lives are at stake.