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Boris’s 9-point plan is a bridge to nowhere

(This article also appeared on Left Foot Forward) Boris Johnson has announced his 9-point “Plan for London” but it has quickly attracted criticism from unexpected quarters. As The Times revealed (£) recently, Tory internal polling reveals many voters don’t know what the Tory Mayor has achieved in four years,and that Number 10 is concerned that Boris Johnson’s campaign plans are ‘underwhelming’ and that he doesn’t […]

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Letter to the Editor: Coleman is determined to take a wrecking ball to the Fire Brigade

Dear Editor, Whilst paying scant regard to the views of the people and not content with wrecking services in Barnet, Brian Coleman is about to do the same to the Fire Brigade. Appointed to chair the Fire Authority by Conservative mayor Boris Johnson, Mr. Coleman is determined to take a wrecking ball to the Fire Brigade and privatise all he […]

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Letter to the Editor: The library is at the heart of any community

Dear Editor, The library is at the heart of any community- and that heart has been ripped out of Friern Barnet by the Conservatives, who again demonstrate just  how out of touch they are with ordinary people. Any library is an important resource for adult and children alike. For students needing research. For pensioners wanting a good recreational story. For […]

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Letter to the Editor: Barnet’s parks are not for sale. Time to call time on Coleman!

Dear Editor, So Cllr Coleman’s latest wheeze is to exclude the local community so he can rent out for three days at time our public parks for the benefit of private parties. Who is going to supervise these events, make sure they finish on time, don’t destroy the plants and shrubs, and that everyone leaves quietly? Cllr Coleman has already […]

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