James Cleverly AM: Mr Mayor, it seems to be the fashion today to accuse various people around the Chamber of being liars. I will give Dr Twycross the opportunity to clarify her point. My question to you, Mr Mayor, is whether you noticed that in her initial questioning she said that there was a Conservative proposal to remove 13 appliances and then later on in her questioning she said, “It is on record here. The Conservatives have put forward a motion to review”. Although the words both begin with ‘R’, there is a massive difference between ‘remove’ and ‘review’.
In discharging our duty as the body tasked with protecting Londoners, do you not feel that it is sensible to look at all options or do you think that the Labour Party’s ‘head in the sand’ attitude to the running of the London Fire Brigade is an appropriate one?