Over at the Guardian Dave Hill reports on rumours that Boris Johnson sanctioned Brian Coleman's "Commend a Copper" Facebook page.
Now I'm all for a bit of commending at the best of times although I do wonder whether now is quite the time to be doing it.
And I wonder even more whether it should be Brian Coleman of all people doing that commending.
Just to remind you, this is the man whose response to public anger about the Met's actions during the G20 was to say that Nicky Fisher deserved the slapping that she got from the police:
"Nicky Fisher turned up to this protest, which everyone said could be violent. She put herself in this situation and lo, she was hit. It's like going gambling and then complaining that you've lost money. All right-thinking people will have little sympathy for her. The police were dealing with a very serious situation caused by some very silly people."
On the cobbled together Commend a Copper Facebook page Coleman then states that:
"I’m hoping to hear your views and to get many many hits, including from all London Assembly members, which I can then pass on to the Mayor..."
Silly Brian. I think that he should be expecting a few slaps and kicks from them as well...