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Labour Mp David Lammy Throws Hat Into Ring To Succeed Boris Johnson As London Mayor

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Here's a link to his full report on housing;

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/lfl/pages/29/attachments/original/1409831609/DL_Housing_280814_.pdf?1409831609

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Introduce a sensible system of rent controls that provide more secure
tenancies, cap rent increases and incentivise good practice from
landlords.
Introduce restrictions on the maximum allowable rent, defined in
proportion to the average rent in the area.
Limit the extent to which rent can be increased per year, in order to
prevent tenants being hit by excessive rent rises.
Reform tenancy agreements to specify that tenants can only be evicted
for having broken the terms of the agreement, and are only expected to
pay the full rental amount on the condition that the landlord ensures
the property is maintained to an acceptable standard.
Extend the default Standard Assured Tenancy term to three years,
thereby providing greater security for tenants and landlords alike.
Incentivise proper maintenance of properties by landlord by stipulating
that a tenant should only be expected to pay 100 per cent of the rent if
the property is in 100 per cent good condition.
Encourage investment in new homes for rent by allowing concessions
on rent controls in new developments.
Introduce a London-wide compulsory landlord register of landlords
who agree to abide by the London Rental Standard. This would help
clamp down on rogue landlords and would professionalise the private
rented sector, making it more appealing to institutional investor
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The virtue of both Ken and Boris is that, for all their respective vices, neither of them was/is a mindless party apparatchik.

Wouldn't it be a comedown if Boris's successor lost that distinguishing virtue?

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The virtue of both Ken and Boris is that, for all their respective vices, neither of them was/is a mindless party apparatchik.

Wouldn't it be a comedown if Boris's successor lost that distinguishing virtue?

George Galloway is thinking of standing.

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He was briefly my MP, he really is thick...Such a shame that he was hyped up way too young due to his ethnicity/background, Labour really do have a very small talent pool these days.

However, can't disagree with much of what he says there. Most people can understand why rent controls and regulations are theoretically not a good idea, but given that they're competing with other terrible ideas (ie. basing the whole economy around rising house prices) they will attract plenty of support and rightly so. Obviously, a LVT, reformed banking system and basic income would be a better alternative but I doubt I'll see them in the next 20 years

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This explain's everything you need to know about Mr Lammy.

From the same uploader that posted a video entitled "Mandela and the Jews" ladies and gentleman.

Wash your youtube mouth out young man. ;)

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From the same uploader that posted a video entitled "Mandela and the Jews" ladies and gentleman.

Wash your youtube mouth out young man. ;)

And exactly what relevance does that have to David Lammy's woeful performance?

The man appears to be denser than one of Rick Wallers boxing day turds.

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And exactly what relevance does that have to David Lammy's woeful performance?

About as relevant as a game show appearance is to a mayoral position at a guess.

It's not like mayor of London has much intellectual precedent is it? Boris is thicker than a whale omelette (although admittedly much of that is a very well managed bumbling public image thing. Bo Jo is a grasping little shit in private no doubt).

Seriously though: youtuber with racially provocative uploads uploads a hatchet job video of a black politician. There may be nothing in it, but it doesn't sit too well (especially all the text he's bothered to type in between the questions and answers. All seems a bit OTT and desperate.)

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