An eye on Boris in MQT

Mayor of London Boris Johnson will face questions from the London Assembly today.

Boris Johnson on city homes

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Johnson: It will take a long time before we have built enough homes to alleviate the pressure our city faces. @itvlondon

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Johnson says the Treasury should hand over control of government owned land. So another battle with govt looms. @itvlondon

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Labour's @fionatwycross "Is London simply now unaffordable". Boris Johnson: "No". @itvlondon

Mayor questioned over tube strikes

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Johnson is talking about a 50% threshold for strike ballots.City Hall Tories claim the average is 39%. @itvlondon

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Johnson admits: It has not been possible to persuade the government to go for the 50% threshold. @itvlondon

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Johnson: issue repeatedly raised with govt: "Occasionally we've heard some favourable mutterings from the oracle... @itvlondon

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Mayor's Question Time latest

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Lib Dem Caroline Pidgeon claims Crossrail is wasting money - £320,000 on photographs, £1,000 on office cakes! @itvlondon

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Johnson: Crossrail needs closer and more direct scrutiny from London. @itvlondon

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Johnson on the "bedroom tax". The best, best solution is to get home-building going at an enormous scale. @itvlondon