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Boris Johnson happy to make West Ham figures public

Boris Johnson says he would be "perfectly happy" for the financial details of West Ham's move to the Olympic Stadium to be made public.

Johnson sees no problem with publishing the figures. Credit: PA

The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) - set up to ensure the long-term success of the London 2012 site - and West Ham have insisted the deal involving the largely taxpayer-funded stadium should remain private for reasons of commercial confidentiality.

But the Information Commissioner has ruled the details of the deal should be disclosed and Mayor of London Johnson says he has no problems with that decision.

"I would be perfectly happy to publish the details of the arrangement," Johnson said at the London Assembly Mayor's Question Time on Wednesday.

"I understand the football club concerned is not so keen because they think it will give other clubs an inside into their finances and so forth."

May rules out water cannon use in England and Wales

Police will not be able to use water cannon to control serious public disorder, Theresa May has confirmed.

Police use water canon in the Cloughfern area of Newtownabbey, Belfast, in 2013. Credit: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The Home Secretary said she had decided not to authorise forces in England and Wales to deploy the Ziegler Wasserwerfer 9000.

The Metropolitan Police has said it is "naturally disappointed" by Theresa May's decision.

The move could pave the way for a row after London mayor Boris Johnson approved the purchase by Scotland Yard of three of the cannon second-hand from German police last year at a cost of more than £200,000.


PM and London Mayor lay wreaths at 7/7 memorial

David Cameron and Boris Johnson have laid wreaths at the 7/7 memorial in Hyde Park at the beginning of a day of remembrance ten years after terrorists detonated four bombs across the capital killing 52.

The Mayor and Prime Minister.
The Mayor and Prime Minister walk through the 52 pillars to mark those killed.

Boris Johnson: '7/7 killers failed in their aim'

Mayor of London Boris Johnson says the 7/7 killers "failed in their aim", but warned that the problem has not "gone away."

Speaking in Hyde Park ahead of a memorial service, he said the terrorists "didn't in any way change the fundamentals of London and what makes this city great", adding: "Indeed, it's gone from strength to strength in the 10 years since.

"I think most people would say that London has become even more cosmopolitan, even more welcoming."

Boris Johnson '7/7 killers failed in their aim' Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

But Mr Johnson said people must remember that "the problem has not gone away", adding: "We're as ready as we think we can be, and as you can imagine there are preparations going on all the time in the event of all kinds of attacks."

Boris Johnson: Allow ministers to vote for EU exit

Ministers should be allowed to campaign for the UK to exit the European Union in an in-out referendum, Boris Johnson has said.

The Mayor of London said it would be "safer and more harmonious" for David Cameron to allow ministers to campaign on the opposing side.

Mr Cameron was criticised yesterday for claiming that he had been "misinterpreted" when he appeared to suggest ministers would be forced to quit if they called for a No vote.

Asked if ministers should be allowed to campaign for "Brexit" and keep their posts, Mr Johnson told LBC's Nick Ferrari: "I don't see why not myself."

He added: "Do you really need to bind everybody in?"

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