The policeman who pioneered the “softly-softly” approach to cannabis use is being lined up as the Liberal Democrat candidate for London Mayor. Brian Paddick, 49, has held talks with the party about standing against Labour’s Ken Livingstone and the Tories’ Boris Johnson.
(Hat-tip: Duncan Borrowman.)
UPDATE: The Times has more on the story along with some authoratitive looking quotes from a party spokesperson.
UPDATE 2: and now in The Independent, too.
UPDATE 3: There is now a Facebook group backing Brian Paddick for Mayor.