I shall say nothing about BJ and his laughable attempt to take money from staff when he had cancelled nearly all public transport. Mostly because this attitude does not stem from Boris alone.
For there was a similar approach taken a while back when a large number of staff were unable to get in to work one day. We were, in fact, ordered to stay home and all public transport was withdrawn.
This did not stop an email going round the following day saying that anybody who had been off on the 7th of July 2005 was to declare it a holiday.