Conservative Home today lists Boris Johnson's "100 achievements" since he was elected Mayor.
A few are real achievements but most are either deliberately misleading, or point to some new definition of "achievement" that I've yet to come across.
Here's a sample:
1. "Frozen the Council Tax for two years running."
Yes, but he's also raised public transport fares for two years running. This cancels out any council tax savings by many, many times over.
5. "There are 400 more police officers for buses."
Yes, but he is also taking 455 police officers off of the force overall.
63. "Knife crime is down by 30%."
Yes, but gun crime has soared
79. "Overall crime on the Tube and DLR is down by 8%. Robbery is down by 29.2%, violent crime is down 2.6% and public disorder offences are down by 4.5%."
Yes but Gun enabled crime has gone up by 67.1%, Homophobic crime is up by 27.6% Rape is up 22%, other sexual offences are up 2.2%, Residential burglary is up by 7.5%, business robbery is up 3.3%, Residential burglary is up 7.5%, and racist crime is up by 6.9%
If they'd kept to a dozen achievements, then they would have been alright, but you can sense that even Harry Phibbs was struggling here:
"27. The Queen's portrait unveiled in City Hall."
Er... great and
"73. Boris Johnson appeared in EastEnders visiting the Queen Vic."
And perhaps most notably of all:
"56. Stood up to Government bullying - notably over their interference in his proposed appointment of Veronica Wadley as Chairman of the London Arts Council."
Yes that's right. Boris trying to reward his biggest supporter with a job (whilst ignoring the Nolan rules and the Freedom of Information Act in the process) is meant to be an "achievement."
Poor Boris. If this is the best his supporters can do, then he's in serious trouble.
-Update- Left Foot Forward have now picked up on this as well.