Boris Johnson is to re-appoint his disgraced fire chief Brian Coleman for another year, it was revealed today.
Coleman, whose expense claims long pre-date the current Westminster scandal, will be re-appointed without any further Assembly hearings.
In a letter to its chairman the Mayor wrote that he is:
"confident in Brian's ability and commitment in delivering strategic priorities for LFEPA over the coming year."
Assembly Chairman Darren Johnson replied that:
"Following discussion with Assembly party Groups, I have agreed that there is no need, on this occasion, to hold a further hearing with Brian Coleman regarding his reappointment as there are no new issues which Assembly Members wish to explore."
Brian Coleman's leadership style was described as "too confrontational" by a recent audit report and is currently the subject of a Standards investigation into his conduct.
He was recently caught lying to the press about this investigation, and has threatened legal action to anyone daring to report it.
And whilst his party leader preaches 'austerity' he has hosted a series of lavish lunches for his colleagues and associates at our expense.
And despite taking over £100k in allowances last year, he has pushed ahead with plans to allow even greater allowances for AMs.
At the very least the Assembly should have insisted on questioning him before he was given another year as chairman of the fire authority.
But for Boris to place his full confidence in him, shows just what little interest he continues to show in the London Assembly and the work of the GLA.