Big interview with London’s Mayor in today’s Times in which Boris suggests that his London agenda could significantly inform David Cameron’s agenda for Britain.
Phil Taylor has already written for ConHome’s Platform about Boris’ first months in office. Here are four quick conclusions of our own:
Low point: The surrender to the race relations industry with the departure of James McGrath.
Hope for the future: The team that Boris Johnson is building. It’s high calibre. We think of Tim Parker (most of all), Kit Malthouse, Dan Ritterband, Simon Milton, Anthony Browne (soon) and Guto Harri. Harri must take some of the blame for the mishandling of the Ray Lewis episode but also the credit for the fact that Boris has two or three good stories – almost every day – in the Evening Standard.
Worry for the future: A bored Boris. Boris goes out of his way in The Times’ interview to talk about his "wonderment" at being Mayor but we hear frequent reports of a distracted and sometimes frustrated Mayor.
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