3 August 2009 Boris and rape centres: the Tory cuts begin A nasty let-down from the London mayor Sign UpGet the New Statesman\'s Morning Call email. Sign-up So, style-over-substance Boris Johnson has broken a mayoral election promise for three centres to look after sufferers of rape and domestic violence in London, delivering one instead, along with a reduced expenditure of nearly £2 million from what he originally pledged. In a video shown on Liberal Conspiracy here, Johnson announces £635,000 over three years, having originally pledged £744,000 over four years. Take a look at the wannabe Wodehousian character being ambushed by anti-rape protesters, who envisaged this cut all along, here. › Which "Enlightenment" values? James Macintyre is political correspondent for the New Statesman. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!