BORIS Johnson was left humiliated today as it emerged three unusable water cannons he bought as Mayor of London have been sold for scrap. Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan has been forced to flog them to Reclamations Ollerton in Newark for just £11,025 – cementing a net loss of more than £300,000 for the taxpayer. Mr Johnson bought the crowd control vehicles from the German police in 2014 after the London riots. He was then forced to splash out to repair more than 60 faults to make them roadworthy. But then Home Secretary Theresa May banned them from ever being used in England and Wales – following medical and scientific tests. In a statement today, Sadiq Khan said: “For too long, London taxpayers have had to bear the brunt of Boris Johnson’s appalling botched water cannon deal. “This has been another waste of taxpayers’ money by Boris Johnson. Londoners continue to live with his vanity. 'DESPERATE' Mum forced into prostitution to make £30 after … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson’s water cannons which he bought for London but was never allowed to use are sold for scrap
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The water cannon that were bought by Boris Johnson but never used on the streets of London have ended up as scrap metal, it emerged today. The three riot control vehicles were purchased from the German federal police for £85,000 in 2014 but ended up costing London taxpayers more than £322,000 after undergoing modifications. In 2015 the then Home Secretary Theresa May refused permission for them to be used by the Met police - leaving them consigned to a storage yard in Gravesend. Today Mayor Sadiq Khan revealed the 25-year-old vehicles had been scrapped for £3,675 each after two years of failing to find a buyer. “Absolutely nobody wanted them,” a City Hall source said. The £11,025 raised from the sale - to Reclamations (Ollerton) Ltd scrapyard in Newark - is part of a £13.2m fund announced today by Mr Khan for 72 youth projects to tackle the root causes of serious violent crime. Mr Khan said: “For too long, London taxpayers have had to … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson’s £300,000 water cannon end up as scrap metal
News / UK and world by Press Association November 19, 2018, 10:03 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Three water cannon bought and refurbished for more than £320,000 while Boris Johnson was London Mayor have been sold for just £11,025. Current Mayor Sadiq Khan announced on Monday that “we have managed to finally get rid of them” as it was revealed they had been sold to a firm that will dismantle them and export the parts. The machines were bought by Mr Johnson from Germany in 2014 – crucially before their use had been licensed on the UK mainland. Then-Home Secretary Theresa May banned their use in riot situations in 2015, and later used the purchase to ridicule Mr Johnson in the Tory leadership race after David Cameron resigned. The machines cost £322,000 to purchase second-hand and then refit – including £32,004 for low emission zone compliance, £19,035 for re-painting, … [Read more...] about Water cannon bought by Boris Johnson sold for fraction of cost
BORIS Johnson is one of the country's most recognisable politicians and has played a key role in the EU referendum campaign. He resigned as Foreign Secretary in a devastating blow for Theresa May earlier this summer and recently announced he and his wife are separating. Here's how Boris rose to the top of British politics. Who is Boris Johnson married to and is he getting divorced? Boris, born Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson - but known to the nation as BoJo - married barrister Marina Wheeler in 1993 and the couple went on to have four children together. In September 2018 The Sun exclusively revealed how their marriage was on the brink of collapse after Marina accused her husband of cheating on her. The couple are now living apart and no longer spend time together socially as a pair. On September 7, 2018, it was confirmed that the pair would divorce after 25 years of marriage. Marina has thrown him out twice before — first in 2004 over his four-year affair with … [Read more...] about How old is Boris Johnson, who’s his wife Marina Wheeler and why did he resign as Foreign Secretary?
BORIS JOHNSON will this week lead a cross-party rebellion over delays to a crackdown on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), The Sun can reveal. Sources claimed he is one of SIXTY Tory, Labour, DUP and SNP MPs who will support an amendment demanding the Chancellor bring forward a cut in the maximum stake to £2 from October 2019. The amendment could be laid by former Tory party leader Iain Duncan Smith and Labour’s Carolyn Harris as early as Monday. And it will leave Theresa May and the Treasury facing a crushing defeat when the issue goes to a Commons debate on November 20th. Sources claimed it was now inevitable the Treasury will have to budge and bring forward the crackdown on high street bookies. Former Sports Minister Tracy Crouch quit in protest at the crackdown being pushed back from April 2019. She is thought to be another of the 20 Tories who have put their name to the amendment along with the former Foreign Secretary. But insiders claim FOUR TIMES as many Tories … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson to lead cross-party rebellion against Theresa May over delays to fixed-odds betting crackdown