Sunday, May 4, 2008

Blue Boris beats Red Ken

So Boris Johnson is our new Mayor of London Red Ken is no more, with around 140,000 Londoners marking his demise with a first preference for Boris.

Huge power and umpteen billions in budget is at Boris Johnson's disposal. However, there is far more at stake. With a clear national surge to the Conservatives and no General Election on the horizon for a while, Mayor Johnson represents the Conservative vanguard - any foot he puts wrong will be widely trumpeted as a Conservative mistake, not just Boris'.

Behind all the hype, behind the buffoonery, Mr Johnson is clearly an extremely capable and intelligent man. I just hope Mr Cameron is able to build the kind of working relationship from the start that eluded Blair and Livingstone.

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