Once again at Mayor’s Question Time yesterday, Boris Johnson had cause to chide Green Jenny Jones for her hatred and unrelenting criticism of the Met Police. It is not that Jenny does not have the right to call the Met. to account, she does. But the torrent of criticism she unleashes, never a good word to say, is definitely over the top.On 28th March 2014, I wrote: “After months, no, years, of good natured calm, patient rebuttal and reasonable explanation, Boris Johnson finally showed his anger yesterday at yet more attempts by certain London Assembly members to undermine the police. According to YouGov,trust in the police has remained steadfast, in spite of Plebgate and further revelations about the Lawrence case…..
I later wrote: “As long ago as 2010, during the student riots, the Met were dealing with a high level of violence, with only their shields and batons. Then the police were spat at, had snooker balls and paint thrown at them, were pulled from their horses and were hit with iron bars. Many of the “student” rioters wore masks. Germany were already using water cannon by then, but these attacks against the police were accepted with perfect equanimity by Left wing Assembly members, as was wide scale looting that stretched over 4 entire days. When police tactics were discussed at Mayor’s QT on December 15th 2010, Jenny Jones’ only concern was the one complaint there had been about violence by a cop against a rioter.”
Jenny is also a regular figure at the demos of Occupy campaigners, offering support and whipping up media sympathy against the police.
Copophobic Green Jenny Jones clearly has form, and yesterday she was at it again, blaming the police for not prosecuting the driver who caused the death of a cyclist. The police believe there is insufficient evidence for a prosecution. Jenny Jones has a long charge sheet of attacking the Met Police, which explains why once again, Boris Johnson told her it was about time she showed some support for law and order.
What about balance and fairness? None of that is ever on offer from Green Jenny Jones whenever police matters are mentioned. If you vote Green, don’t expect support for law and order, the indications are, if you listen to Jenny, that they will see that anarchy rules.