Domestic violence murders in London are set to rise for the first time in five years, as Boris withdraws his support from the group responsible for reducing them.
Since 2003 murders in the home have fallen by an impressive 50%. This is largely due to the strategy drawn up by the Greater London Domestic Violence Project.
The project which was funded by the GLA, had their contract cancelled by Boris Johnson earlier this year and the Mayor has yet to lay out an alternative strategy.
The group will continue to officially work with the GLA until September, but they are no longer in direct contact with the Mayor's office.
The Mayor has also not submitted a replacement to the London Domestic Violence Forum Steering Group since he made the GLA's Women's advisor redundant.
Since these decisions there have been an alarming spike in the figures with thirteen deaths already recorded between April and June this year alone.
This compares to a total of nineteen deaths for the whole of last year.
Of course it is highly unlikely that the rise is a direct result of Boris's decisions.
But whatever the reason, it should at the very least demonstrate just why there is simply no alternative to paying for people with the necessary expertise.
Wake up Boris
Because when Boris decided to axe the roles of Women's and Equalities advisors at City Hall, it was largely seen as a necessary sweeping out of the 'politcally correct' regime at City Hall.
But if Boris had done some research before exercising his Inner Littlejohn, then he would have realised that these roles and groups are not left-wing talking shops dreamt up to keep the trots happy, but serious organisations and individuals successfully preventing the abuse and deaths of vulnerable people in the capital.