Sunday, 26 July 2009

Boris Johnson breaks an election promise

When Boris became Mayor, he was said to be an indication of the way a future Tory Government would go. So what happens there is of interest to the whole country.

During the run-up to his election, Boris Johnson promised to pay for three new centres and fund the only remaining centre for at least 4 years. There is now only one remaining Rape Crisis centre for the whole of London!

That’s one small centre for 3.9 million women. The staff and volunteers who run the centre work with constant danger of closing over their heads and can never be sure that their core funding costs can be met from year to year.

That he will fulfill that promise, or even part of it, is now seriously in doubt. He needs to be held to account. There is a consultation opened to decide the funding closes on 20th July and here
is a campaign both to support the remaining centre in Croydon and let Boris know that we want him to keep his promise!

There will be events, press work and lots of asking people to give £2 a month to support the last remaining centre in Croydon.

Please get involved, even if you just let other people know about the campaign. We can make this shameful situation better with just a little help.

BoJo gets £250,000 annual income he receives from writing for the Daily Telegraph; “chicken feed”. “I don’t see why on a Sunday morning I shouldn’t knock off an article – if someone wants to pay me for that article then that’s their lookout…” Boris said. It turns out that the Telegraph contract is worth significantly more to Bozza than the £140,000 he earns for his “day job” as Mayor of London. Johnson claimed that he writes as a means of relaxation anyway.

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