Wednesday, 9 April 2008
London mayoral contest
Worth watching last night's Newsnight debate between the three main London mayoral candidates if you didn't see it. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/default.stm. I thought both Paddick and Johnson came across as very much out of their depth, very amateurish, and I can't detect in Johnson any real enthusiasm for the job. He strikes me as someone who is obsessed with high politics, if that's the right phrase (Westminster village, newspaper comment columns stuff) but with no interest in the fairly mundane mechanics of delivering policies on the ground. Good to see Ken is pulling ahead in today's polls.