Brian Paddick came to my house for a fundraising dinner this weekend. What a star! The (would-be) donors were all won over by him. I think it is actually his genuine sincerity and absolute determination to deliver to London. As he says – that is his track record. In the Met he delivered. In both his commands crime dropped more than anywhere else in London.
If he can translate that sort of record of delivering results in a key public service – the police – to transport and so on in London, it would be phenomenal.
That’s really the key to this job: a vision of a safer, greener, happier London – and the track record to deliver and inspire. He is not all talk. He is not prone to political spin. He is doing this because he believes he can really change London for the better. And you know what – I reckon he can too!
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