A fixer at the centre of a controversial £1bn property deal overseen by Boris Johnson was accorded elite-level donor status by the Conservative Party — and invited to attend “Leaders’ Group” dinners with top Tories, according to transparency registers. Businesswoman Xuelin Black (now Lady Xuelin Bates) acted as an adviser to Chinese developers ABP. With the company revealed […]

Confronted with a leaked City Hall paper revealing his plans for swingeing cuts to spending on education and youth groups, the reaction of Boris Johnson to Assembly member Andrew Dismore is nothing short of extraordinary: Dismore: Will you say here and now that you’ll not impose 90% cuts? … Boris: We have done more for young people […]