From Red Boris's latest missive to the faithful:
"It's been a tough week this week. I was angry and disappointed to learn that my former deputy had made some very serious errors of judgement when it came to expenses. He rightly stepped down and we must now move on."
Please, please move on now.
"I won't gloss over my own issue with expenses"
Of course not.
"To be honest, I always prefer using the bike, even to very posh functions."
"And it is important to focus on our broader efforts to run an open and value for money City Hall. We have made significant savings, such as cutting the media budget by £700,000 and closing down the office in Venezuela, saving £100,000."
Which cost a deal worth millions to bus users (unlike Boris who never uses them).
"We publish all spending over £1,000 and, more importantly, City Hall no longer spends money on narrow political causes. I am pleased to report we have not held any lavish lunches with South American dictators!"
Look over there! It's Ken! Look!
"All this has enabled us to freeze our share of the council tax for the first time in 8 years."
Which saved households about 11p a week, whilst public transport users (unlike Boris) have seen their fares raised by many more times.
"So, I believe we have a good record when it comes to respecting your money, using it with care and in a transparent manner. I will always be in favour of shining a light into dark corners, and one thing I will promise is that you will never see anything blacked out when it shouldn't be in any document we publish."
So you'll rip us off, but you'll be open about it?
Forward Londinium! To victory and to unredacted expense claims!