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Boris Johnson: Hedging His Bets

by | 26th, September 2007

boris_joker.jpgBORIS Johnson’s website is back online. And he’s back in the papers. (Pic: Beau Bo D’Or)

The Indy writes that at the end of this month Johnson is “almost certain” to be unveiled as the Conservative candidate for next summer London mayoral elections.

The Indy says that Johnson will then be faced by the “gargantuan task” of overhauling Ken Livingstone. It will be hard.

Johnson will, of course, be his own worst enemy and ultimately fail, although with some style and a few laughs along the way.

And he has a problem before that sad day, at least one foreseen by the Indy. If Gordon Brown calls an election in the next few months, Johnson will be campaigning for London mayor while campaigning to retain his seat in Henley on election day.

His camp tells the paper: “It is a hypothetical question…We suggest you ask Gordon Brown to get off the fence and take a decision. Then come back to us.”

In the meanwhile, Boris can wonder if he can pass of Henley as West London and hear Ken’s camp respond: “Failure to answer this question shows he’s not taking London seriously.”

It’s going to be painful…



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