A View From Middle England - Conservative with a slight libertarian touch - For Christian charity and traditional belief - Free Enterprise NOT Covert Corporatism

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Boris Johnson for London Mayor!

The idea is being floated that Boris Johnson should run for mayor. Mayor of the Greater London metropolis and not the City of London, of course, so no Dick Whittington ambitions for Boris. But it could turn into a jolly good pantomine all the same, with Ken Livingstone and Garry Bushell (for the English Democrats) giving fine turns for the media too.

Some have expressed surprise, others think it a splendid idea. Personally, I think that this scrambling for a candidate by the Tories is putting the cart before the horse. Why not a proper primary, where candidates put themselves forward? That way the fittest will survive the hustings and be a genuine choice of the party and the people.


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