Wondering which way to vote in May’s London Mayoral election? Allow me to suggest this simple test:
Pick a candidate and try and imagine what they would be like handling a crisis such as 7/7.
Actually, you don’t need to do that with Livingstone. Love him or hate him, he’s already done this:
Brian Paddick? Well, again, this isn’t a hypothetical as he was the Deputy Metropolitan Police Chief at the time:
Boris Johnson? Does the thought make you want to laugh or cry?
Harsh test though this may be, I think it’s a valid one.