Full transcript of the keynote speech given by Commissioner Dick at the annual Lord Mayor’s Defence and Security Lecture.
Back in November I got a tip off that Londoners were paying to transport former TfL commissioner, now Network Rail Chairman, Sir Peter Hendy’s luggage between his new office and Victoria Coach Station and I couldn’t resist asking TfL if the claims were true.
When the Night Tube service finally launched last August, passengers were promised “around 100 officers” from British Transport Police would be patrolling the network to help keep them safe.
Recent terror attacks resulted in huge outpourings of support for the police, astonishment at the bravery and selflessness of the first responders and, later, a debate about the number of firearms officers in the capital and further afield.
It’s kicking off on the London Underground again. The tube unions – Aslef and the RMT – are angry with Transport for London (TfL) bosses because of changes to, erm, water coolers. Really.