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Tony McNulty has told the website Labour Matters that Boris Johnson has broken a promise by appointing Kit Malthouse as his replacement chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority. Malthouse, the deputy Mayor of London, was set to be confirmed to the post today.

 Harrow East MP McNulty launched another criticism of Johnson, saying under his leadership:

“…police numbers are being cut and the signs are that safer neighbourhood teams as we currently know them will be eroded.”

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Tony McNulty has again criticized London Mayor Boris Johnson for his policing plans.

The Harrow East MP told the Evening Standard that the £27 million budget reduction over the coming three years would make policing more difficult.

He said of the mayor’s so-called “efficiency savings’:

“It’s no good talking tough on crime if you squeeze the Met so that their job becomes increasingly difficult.”

Last month the Labour MP branded Boris a ‘clown’ for stepping down from his post running the Metropolitan Police Authority.

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London Mayor Boris Johnson “can’t even be bothered” to run the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA), Tony McNulty said today.

Calling the Tory mayor a ‘clown’, the Harrow East Labour MP slammed him for his decision to quit his year-old leadership of the London police.

 According to the Press Association, McNulty criticised Johnson for a number of failings, including not delivering the money for rape crisis centres and raising the price of travelling on public transport in the capital.

McNulty also said the mayor had broken his promise to have more police operating in London. He said the most recent proposals meant a 500-strong decrease.

 Johnson is stepping down because he wants “reorganise and refocus” on other projects, and McNulty questioned those commitments.

 “This man can’t even be bothered chairing the MPA but still takes £250,000 from the Daily Telegraph.

 “Isn’t it the case that London has stopped laughing at this clown?”

 Johnson’s decision means his deputy will take over the reins at Scotland Yard. It follows a change in the law which enabled the mayor to take control of policing in the capital.

Harriet Harman said today she will call for a Home Office investigation into his decision.

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