Sunday, 10 January 2010

Boris Johnson and a "vacuum of leadership"

The Telegraph have a big story today on plans to cut the number of police officers across the country.

For some reason we heard nothing from the Telegraph (or their new "London editor") when I repeatedly revealed Boris Johnson's plans to do the same:

The Telegraph's £250k star columnist is also strangely absent from their story. Funny that.

Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling does provide us with a fantastic quote though. One for Boris to cut out and keep:

"There are plenty of inefficiencies in policing which could be tackled, but instead ministers are presiding over plans that will lead to fewer police officers on the beat. There is a complete vacuum of leadership at the moment, and no sense of direction."

I couldn't have put it better myself.


prj45 said...

Was it Chris Grayling that poo pooed Richard Dannet's "political" appointment by a politcal party before he realised it was his own one?

He does seem to be gaining a track record for bashing his own lot, a bit like the Daily Mail continuing to criticise councils for stasi like behaviour that it implicity associates with Labour but neglecting to point out that they're usually Tory councils.

AdamB said...

Yes that's right. I'd forgotten about that one.

What a hack.

Anonymous said...

If Cameron wins the election I would bet on Grayling being the first minister to fall on his sword. He's stupider than he looks.

angelneptunestar said...

If you had been at the jam packed meeting to hear Boris in West Hampstead on Friday, you would have heard him explain his priorities for spending. He also talked about cuts being unavoidable in the credit crunch, and trade offs were a harsh reality.