Tuesday, 2 November 2010
Boris Johnson and the cost of inept leadership
In both cases Boris Johnson is nowhere to be seen. He's the boss and he's our representative as Mayor, he should be banging heads together to get both disputes resolved. The heads he needs to bang are those of the management. Although Boris likes to pretend it's all about Union intransigence, the Firemen aren't on strike elsewhere. Bob Crow leads the RMT and they are a national rail union. They aren't on strike everywhere else. In my experience, strikes are a sign of inept leadership. Given that Boris thinks his old chum Brian Coleman is the man best suited to solving the problems, it's clear that he doesn't understand how to run a whelk stall, let alone the worlds greatest city.
Don't fall for the spin Boris likes to give. It's his fault. He should show a bit of leadership in both disputes. His negligence is criminal.