An independent audit conducted by a panel of anti-Boris bloggers has concluded that Patience Wheatcroft and her team 'misspent' £50,000 of taxpayers money.
After months of briefings and hype, the team of Tory councillors and a Tory supporting journalist found absolutely no evidence of corruption or breached rules by Ken Livingstone, Lee Jasper or the LDA.
We can therefore only conclude that our money was misspent on a simply staggering scale, by a new Mayor who considers GLA funds to be his personal political cheque book.
Former mayor Ken Livingstone said last night:
“What a damp squib - Boris Johnson appointed his political henchmen to dig up dirt and this is all they could come up with. Patience Wheatcroft misunderstands the nature of the mayoral system in London.
The electorate select a mayor whose values they share and judgement they trust, and then it is up to that person to get on and take decisions for London. If you don't like those decisions you can be pejorative and call them 'whims,' or you can say that the mayor is setting our strategic priorities.”
The independent audit panel of anti-Boris bloggers does not believe that a formal investigation should be undertaken into the appointment of Patience Wheatcroft and her team.
Nor do we consider any separate investigation should be undertaken into the millions of pounds 'misspent' on the new Routemaster, the transition team or on paying off Porsche.
However, after careful and costly consideration, we do conclude that Boris should kindly get on with running the capital in the ways that voters elected him to do.