I have just got back from speaking at a well-attended meeting of Leyton and Wanstead Labour Party. A lively group of 50 or so Party activists quizzed me on policing in London (does the Mayor’s budget add up?), the terrorist threat (is it being over-stated?), Yates-of-the-Yard (is the DPP lying?), Ken Livingstone’s vision for London, is Mayor Boris Johnson ever going to get a grip on the key issues facing London (not much sign of it so far), and who is behind the up-risings in North Africa (not Boris Johnson)?