Far from it being Mr Steerpike's prerogative to call a former editor of the Spectator a wally, he was rather amused by Boris's latest escapade.
Now we can all relive those classic moments when the Mayor of London was hunting for a seat in Parliament, with 'Where's Boris?' - a Wally-style search-and-find picture book, out next month from Orion.
Another step toward immortality for BoJo. How many other wannabe PMs have made it into children's book hero format?