Isn't it really annoying when Lefty think tanks get something right? The New Local Government Network, led by Chris Leslie, who was behind Gordon's leadership campaign and involved in the dodgy donations scandal with Harman has said that the Greater London Authority should be scrapped because "[i]t is hard to justify employing 25 full-time politicians when local council leaders could scrutinise the mayor as effectively".
Hear hear! It ought to be the leaders of Council's the approve and amend the Mayor's budget rather than Assembly members who get paid very well for effectively doing very little. GLA members have larger constituencies than MPs. If you scrapped the GLA then Londoners would not have to pay for the ludicrous cost of renting the giant testicle that is City Hall.