Tonight is a big night in the mayoral contest: Martin Bright’s Dispatches programme on Ken airs at 8pm on Channel 4, and Boris faces a panel of Londoners, at an event organised by the Standard. One can only hope it is more revealing than the dismal ITV debate on January 10 which did the candidates and the viewing public no favours at all.
What is clear is that Boris has confounded those doubters who said he would fold quickly as a serious candidate. Evidently, the opposite is true: his position is getting stronger and stronger. The Spectator stands shoulder to shoulder with its former chieftain.