RoboCop comes out against elected mayors

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An interview in the Guardian:

Looking colourful in a salmon pink shirt and maroon pair of braces that contrast with his grey, brushed-back hair, Mallon claims that the mayoral model is open to abuse by the power-crazy. He realised that after meeting another mayor early in his tenure – whom he refuses to name.

“I would like to suggest I am a pretty sane, balanced human being who no doubt has his quirks,” says Mallon, one of just 13 mayors in the country.

“But I am not going to abuse my power. I am not going to abuse my authority or do anything I should not. If you get a mayor who was power-mad, he could bring a town down or a city, so you can see I am not completely sold on the elected mayor idea. It works here because I like to think I am sane – though people who usually say that aren’t. It works fine here but it is unique.”

The big question is, who is he referring to?

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