Boris Johnson is an elected dictator whose job should be scrapped, a Conservative Assembly Member said today.
Following a call by Conservative Home to abolish the body that holds the Tory Mayor to account, Andrew Boff wrote:
"Abolishing the London Assembly would be a good first step on the road to abolishing the elective dictatorship that is the Mayoralty.Assembly members do actually work very hard in my experience (this was not my view before getting elected) but they are doing a job that could be performed by the Boroughs or a beefed up London Councils ( http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk ).
There will be a saving but it won't be as much as £8m as some of our roles would have to be transferred to the Boroughs."
Boff has said openly what I'm sure other Tory Assembly Members would agree with privately, and it's certainly a principled stance to propose giving yourself the sack.
But if the Mayoralty is such a bad idea for London, then why did he stand for it himself?
-Update- The Evening Standard have now followed up this story