My morning with Ken turned out to be much less confrontational than I thought. We disagreed on a number of points, agreed on some others but it never became aggressive.
I was followed on the show by Jenny Jones AM from the Greens. For the most part I like Jenny but she seemed to have no trouble maintaining two completely contradictory positions at once. She criticised Boris for asking Sir Ian Blair to stand down yet was quite happy to call him a “murderer” in relation to the shooting of Charles De Menezes. That level of hypocrisy is breathtaking.
Why is it “political” for Boris to decide who is the Commissioner of the Met but not if the Home Secretary does? She is a politician too you know!
I’m also struggling to get my head around the idea that an MP from Reddich in the West Midlands, who may well not be Home Secretary for all that long (based on recent form) should have more say than the Mayor of London over who heads up London’s police force.
All very strange.