Thursday, April 24, 2008
Boris on form tonight.
I am a huge fan of Boris Johnston and have been for many years. But if I'm totally honest, I've not been impressed by the performance of any of the candidates in the race to be Mayor of London. But tonight, on Question Time, I thought Boris was in sparkling form. He was authoritative on times (didn't know he could do authority), displayed a real streak of commitment to London (clearly putting the City before party), and he retained a fair bit of what has made him one of Britain's favourite politicians and journalists. His one weakness remains a tendency to bluster and over interrupt when he is outraged. And he becomes really outraged when Ken Livingstone tells lies about him. That's the sort of thing that has always annoyed me to. Boris has come of age during this campaign. Ken Livingstonewasn't bad last night, but the problem for me is that I don't believe a word that he says. Brian Paddick was awful. Not only do I think that Boris deserves to win, but I also think that he will make a huge success of the job if he does.