It’s said that if you want to get inside the mind of a General, the first place you should go is to his Colonels. With that in mind, it’s perhaps strange that the people who report directly to Boris get such little airtime and recognition, especially outside the capital itself.
However, This is London is taking steps to fix that, and has recently published a fascinating article with Boris’s Transport for London chief Peter Hendy. It’s certainly a timely piece, given the recent half-debacle over the city’s issue with snowfall, and gives a good look at the ins and outs of Boris’s transport policies.
For those not in the know, Hendy last hit the news in a big way just before Boris started his tenure as Mayor as a result of several leaked emails in which he stated that he might actively make a stand against Boris’s public transport policies — policies that would go directly against systems put in place by Red Ken and Hendy himself. Despite being widely touted for the axe as soon as BoJo got into office, however, he’s still there nine months later.
What do you think? Is Hendy doing a good job in the Transport office, or should Boris have had a bit of a reshuffle when he first arrived? Let us know in the comments.