The Western Morning News is reporting that London Mayor Boris Johnson is asking the Government to give him a greater share of cash to build affordable homes - saying that London has bigger problems and so deserves the lion's share of the funding. Counties that would lose out if Boris had his way would include Cornwall and Devon.
I see no problem with Boris arguing the case for London - that is his job. But the dilemma comes for the Conservative Party nationally. If they are to be the Government after next year's election, would they accede to Boris' call and shift the balance of funding in London's favour. To do so would hurt Cornwall.
I think that local people have a right to know the answer in advance of an election.