Sometimes the truth has to hurt.......
The Dame has broken bread with Shaun Bailey and Richard Tice, founder of Reform UK.
Over a sandwich lunch, the Dame endured an hour of Bailey talking incoherent rubbish. Not once did he ask a question. He behaved like a mobile phone salesman not the potential mayor of a super city.
The Dame has written several times to him as an AM: predictably the question being complex got no response.
On the other hand, the Dame has met Tice and was impressed by his intelligence and leadership skills.
In the years ahead, London will need an 'ambassadorial leader'.
That a blustering blowhard like Bailey could fit the bill is deeply concerning.
Tice is considering standing as Mayor of London.
Great cities need leaders with the personality and business skills to lead a team: Tice has those skills....Bailey, an ex youth worker is totally ill-equipped....but worse, fails to realise his shortcomings.
No wonder Khan smiles when Bailey's name comes up.
Only Tice could wipe the smile off Khan's face.