Boris challenged over policing

The Mayor, Boris Johnson, is challenged over planned closures of police station front counters and cuts to London Fire Brigade. More than 30 fire stations are earmarked for closure due to a budget shortfall of £50million.

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Boris: 'It's my job to ensure we have better policing'

When Boris faced a full frontal assault at Mayor's Question Time over police station closures, he said:

It's my job to ensure we have better policing in this city and bring down crime.

– London Mayor Boris Johnson

He defended pop-up front counters as "creative solutions for the police estate", adding that there was no final plan. But he did say that when there is an agreed proposal "of course I will front that up".

Labour Assembly members claim police chiefs are being bounced into agreeing closures without proper consultation.

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