Mary Wakefield

 What will Boris and Ken do without each other?

 What will Boris and Ken do without each other?
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Ken or Boris: it's still anyone's guess. But whoever wins, (and I do hope Pete and Fraser are right to be optimistic) the question remains: what will they do without each other? One of the funniest elements of this mayoral contest has been that, whilst their supporters are animated by ferocious hatred of the other side, Ken and Boris appear to have developed great mutual respect. Ken's said he'd give Boris a job, and Boris also seems strangely fond of Ken. It's a relationship you don't see much outside comic books: the super-hero/super-villain, love/hate thing. Like Batman and the Joker, they're locked in mortal combat, but come the weekend, I reckon they'll both be feeling a little lost without their old adversary to contend with.

Written byMary Wakefield

Mary Wakefield is commissioning editor of The Spectator.

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