‘If things are still going well I would be totally crackers not to have another go at it then. But I'm going to be making an announcement later on.’
Many would describe his tenure so far as a comedy of inertia. I don’t: Johnson battled hard to shield the City from puerile political indignation at the height of the financial crisis. It showed a seriousness and determination not usually associated with a panel show politician. Boris had, and probably still harbours, prime ministerial ambitions; but in all likelihood the latest flurry of infidelity and paternity suits have curtailed his chances for the moment. Defending London for the Tories mid-term would be no mean feat, and Boris knows that.