July 4th, 2014
Responding to the news that a game of tennis with the Prime Minister and Mayor of London has been auctioned by the Conservative Party for a reported £160,000 to the wife of a former Russian government minister, London Assembly Labour Group Economy Spokesperson, Fiona Twycross, said:
“It beggars belief that Boris can find the time to play tennis with the wife of a former Russian minister, but hasn’t been able to spare the time to visit a foodbank in his six years in office. He will happily socialise with associates of authoritarian regimes that give his party £160,000, but is unwilling to come and see what life is like for struggling Londoners.
“Last year Boris spent more time in Doha than Dagenham, Cannes than Canning Town and the Gulf than Greenwich. This latest incident is proof of just how out of touch the Mayor truly is.”