Amidst this historic amnesia the surveillance state is able to flourish and a renewed assault on administrative processes is going unnoticed. In 2012, Johnson published a multi-volume part-work manifesto.
These, along with other key documents  that help understand the policy, were not released until months after the consultation ended.It was then that government began to increase its areas of concern, shifting from a non-interventionist attitude regarding many domestic affairs to the current position where there are few areas of public and even personal life in which they have no concern at all .Whilst enjoying the increased reach of government, those in power still felt hampered by the normal legislative process and so looked for sneaky ways to circumvent it.This Johnson did using powers under section 30 of the Greater London Authority (GLA) Act 1999, which allows the Authority to "do anything which its considers will further any one of its principal purposes".He picked the purpose "promoting social development in Greater London".
The answer is that a discretion which is demonstrably groundless, or exercised in ignorance or at random, is not, in the eyes of the law, discretion at all, but mere caprice." The desire to present administrative decisions as more than "mere caprice" can be seen in the so-called "consultations" and the contrived justifications administrators use to explain their actions.