Before May 2008’s mayoral election, Boris Johnson said in his manifesto:
“I will chair the Metropolitan Police Authority. I will take personal responsibility.”
Boris Johnson resigned as chair of the MPA on 27 January 2010, just twenty months into his mayoralty.
More startlingly, the Tory Mayor concludes in his ‘progress report’ that this is a “promise delivered”.
His manifesto also pledged that:
“No offence will be too trivial to demand my attention. No challenge will be so big that I shrug my shoulders and pass the buck.”
Yet, in September 2010 Boris described the allegations of phone hacking at News International as:
“A load of codswallop cooked up by the Labour Party and we do not intend to get involved with it.”
This was despite being a a victim of phone hacking himself back in 2006.
Two weeks ago Boris sold himself to the electorate on Newsnight, asking:
“Do you want a Mayor who breaks his promises or one who keeps them?”
The facts speak for themselves; you cannot trust this Tory Mayor.