Another splendid Sarah Lyall dispatch from London, this time on the nonsense of Boris vs Ken in the London mayoral election. It's a fine, entertaining, breezy read but the best bit is the final verdict on Boris:
“He bumbles a lot, but he’s a lot cleverer than you think,” said Lizzie Vines, a 50-year-old Devon farmer. “It’s a very British thing to do, to pretend to be stupid when you’re not.”
She said she liked his honesty.
What about the adultery?
She replied: “Cheating on your wife? That’s a very British thing to do, too.”