Ebola screenings, pedestrianising Oxford Street and potential riots over TFL investment

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Ebola screenings, pedestrianising Oxford Street and potential riots over TFL investment
22nd October 2014

The latest on London Mayor Boris Johnson’s Question Time

James Banks provides an update on where the Mayor stands on the issues affecting the city.


The Ebola Crisis

London Mayor Boris Johnson was quizzed today over the Ebola screening being carried out at Heathrow and Gatwick. Despite saying that the virus was a very serious matter, he reassured the London Assembly that all precautions were already put in place.


Pedestrianising of Oxford Street

When questioned about the Pedestrianisation of Oxford Street the Mayor dismissed the ideas saying that it would bring down business in the street.


Predicted riots over TFL investment

Hendy Head of Transport for London, Sir Peter Hendy wrote a piece in the guardian which said that the lack on investment in London’s transport could lead to ‘civil unrest.’


Boris Johnson agreed investment was important, however squirmed a little when being asked if these riots were a predictable hypothesis.

On the Olympic Park being home to two Premiership football clubs

West Ham United are already heading to the Olympic Stadium.

However the prospect of a ground-share with another Premiere League football club was asked about. Mr Johnson said that as it stands there have been no enquiries by other clubs.

It was said that the stadium would be used for other sport such as rugby and pop concerts, similar to that of Wembley.

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