See link http://uk.news.yahoo.com/19092006/143/tories-remove-mayor-s-powers.html.
This is a very welcome policy announcement from Jacqui Lait. Livingstone has been doing under the new dispensation exactly what he did as GLC leader 20 years ago - trying to expand his own powers at the expense of the Boroughs and citizens in general.
He's now even beginning to behave like a sovereign power, making treaties with fellow Leftie Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. We'll be back to 'nuclear free zones' and all the other apparatus of the 'Loony Left' before long unless he is curbed - and the Greater London Assembly, hampered by the effects of PR, is in no state to curb him effectively.
I'd be prepared to consider going a stage further - and get rid of Blair's Mayor altogether.