Boris Johnson is considering merging the Metropolitan Police Authority Headquarters with the Greater London Authority, it was revealed today.
Sources at City Hall say speculation is rife that Boris will move the authority lock and stock into City Hall leading to huge job cuts within one or both organisations.
One source told the Troll that:
"The rumour that the MPA is to be relocated is still circulating. Although how they intend to find desk space for another 100 people in City Hall is beyond me - unless this means 100 redundancies of City hall based staff."
The speculation follows the surprise redundancy of the MPA's Equality Chief and the announcement of a real-terms cut in police funding over the next year.
During the election campaign, Boris Johnson repeatedly denied that there would be any cuts to police spending and even famously called Gordon Brown to a Point of Order on the subject .
But with the Police budget making up the vast majority of GLA spending, and with the publicity budget spent a dozen times over, we may only now be seeing where the 'big ticket savings' are actually going to come from.