Dare I do this? Mr Duvall’s questioning established the foundations of a very solid argument against you, which is that regardless of what you achieve in your last year on police numbers, you are creating a legacy. Regardless of whom the next Mayor is and whether they are Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat, Monster Raving Loony, Green or UK Independence Party (UKIP), they will find it virtually impossible to sustain that number of police officers. You are creating ‑‑
Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): Well ‑‑
John Biggs AM: I am asking a question. You are creating a legacy which is unsustainable. Val Shawcross then asked you a question about infrastructure. The thesis on that that I have, which is very much substantiated - and I speak as the Chair of the Budget Committee and as a member of the Finance Commission as well - is that you have sold London short on that. You essentially have diddlysquat. You have boasted about the Barking extension. All you have is permission to borrow money, which will have to be paid back and which you could have borrowed in the first instance anyway.
Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): It sounds to me like Labour is getting ‑‑
John Biggs AM: I am asking a question. This is a question [AH1] --
Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): ‑‑ worried that one of their candidates ‑‑
John Biggs AM: You have boasted also ‑‑
Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): ‑‑ may inadvertently win the mayoral election ‑‑
John Biggs AM: Could you get this man to shut up, please? I am asking a question.
Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): ‑‑ and they will be faced with the chaos of a Labour government.
John Biggs AM: I am still asking you a question and you are eating into useful time, which --
Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): Go on, then. Ask a question.
John Biggs AM: You boast also about Crossrail 2 and you have been given £2 million for a £20 billion project to build up the feasibility case for that. That is diddlysquat as well. If we look at the single greatest capital item you seem to want to spend London fare-payers’ money on this year, it is building a tourist bridge in central London. It is a lovely bridge, but it is not really about the right priorities for London.