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Ken ponders defeat

Ken ponders defeat
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Is Ken getting worried? Until now he’s been tight-lipped about the prospect of defeat – but that changed this morning at the launch of his full manifesto. He told the assembled journos how Boris should take on the role: 

"My advice would be don't rush to make rapid change, try to take your time to people and listen, and actually organise a more graduated transition ... Because someone who comes [in] with 'slash and burn' might then find after six months that was a big mistake. So I'd take your time." 

And even revealed his post-defeat plans: 

"If I don't win, come 6 May I will be taking the kids to school and starting a book on my last eight years as Mayor." 

With the odds stacked against the current Mayor, what chance we’ll be reading Ken: My Story this time next year?