In the months after Johnson's re-election it seemed that the Tf L/MPS camera sharing idea had been forgotten.
But deep within London's back offices administrators, police and transporty people were punching keys on their keyboards, sending emails, having meetings in rooms and generally getting things done, in private, away from the harsh glare of the public eye.
In 1945 an Oxford academic pre-empted this part of my article when he wrote : "It may be asked why, if a quasi-judicial process ends only in an exercise of discretion, it is worth while insisting on the strict presentation of rival claims and the proper ascertainment of evidence!
[ The International Working Group on Video Surveillance (IWGVS) published an open letter to the Mayor of London Sadiq Kahn on 27th January 2017 , asking him to reverse a decision of his predecessor Boris Johnson.
This article lays out the back story to that letter.
When Johnson was re-elected in May 2012 he did get a free gift, the job of Police and Crime Commissioner for London which now comes as an added extra to the mayoral job.
Johnson palmed the job off immediately (via delegation of powers) to his deputy, Stephen Greenhalgh.