The Mayor today reconfirmed, in answers to Angie Bray AM, that he would seek amendments to the bill currently going through Parliament to allow him to take over London’s waste disposal and create a pan-London waste disposal authority.
This of course would be a disaster for London. The Mayor sees the ultra-wasteful and expensive Transport for London as a model. The LFEPA model, with its strong representation from London Boroughs, is one that the Mayor will not countenance.
The cost of waste disposal to council tax payers is already set to spiral out of control due to the Labour government’s land fill tax and the EU land fill directive. We can guarantee that allowing Livingstone loose on this subject with our chequebooks will be excruciating.