You gotta Love Ken Livingstone. No, really.
He's appearing before the Metropolitan Police Authority on Thursday to petition against the "decision to cut 455 police officers".
He is presenting a petition in a slot under arrangements that were designed to help victims of serious crime or to raise controversial police tactics to have their say in front of the MPA. It was not brought in to facilitate political stunts.
But the key thing about all this nonsense about "reducing officers by 455" is that it is part of Operation Herald, which was approved in FEBRUARY 2008, when Ken was still Mayor and Labour's leader on the GLA Len Duvall was MPA Chair!
Operation Herald is designed to civilianise back office roles in order to get more warranted offices out on the front line. In fact Len Duvall chaired the commitee meeting that specifically approved this civilianisation of the back offices.
When Boris took over he took the view that this policy was perfectly sensible and carried on with it.
So Ken Livingstone is now petitioning against his own policy. The brass neck of the man.
No doubt Oona King will be watching events carefully.