Pick of the week: Boris's broken promises

A round up of Boris' broken promises was our most-read piece this week
A round up of Boris' broken promises was our most-read piece this week
Natalie Bloomer By

A chance for you to catch up on our five most-read stories of the week.

Five: Nigel Farage struggles with question about 'white genocide'

In fifth place is a story about how the Ukip leader got himself in a bit of a tangle during his regular LBC call-in show last week. When a caller asked about a "rape invasion by blacks and Muslims" and "white genocide" Farage seemed in no rush to condemn the comments.


Four: IDS cuts money for most vulnerable - and calls it 'support'

Next up is a piece which looked at this week's Commons debate on the Lords' amendments to the welfare reform bill. The employment minister Priti Patel, insisted a cut of £30 per week for the sick and disabled was all part of the government's plans to offer more support to those who are unable to work for health reasons.

Three: Is the Home Office copying and pasting drug arguments from a website?

You would expect politicians to be able to form their own arguments to back up policies but this piece suggests Home Office minister Mike Penning may be checking Google to find new ways to argue against drug reform.

Two: Zac Goldsmith calls for demolition of London's council estates

In second place is a report on comments made during a hustings this week by the Conservative London mayoral candidate. Zac Goldsmith said he would have an "ethical obligation" to demolish the city's council estates if he became the next mayor. Yesterday Goldsmith was heckled about the comments during another hustings organised by Age UK.

One: The promises Boris Johnson has broken as mayor

Boris Johnson's surprise endorsement for the Leave campaign this week has led to charges of betrayal among many people in his party who believe the London mayor has gone back on previous suggestions that he would support the campaign to remain in the EU. But just how reliable is Boris's word? Our most-read item this week looks back over his record as mayor and finds a litany of examples of where Boris has broken his promises to Londoners.

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