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Alan Sugar Is London’s Michael Bloomberg

by | 23rd, June 2008

Jonathan Isaby wonders about Boris and Sir Alan:

Boris Johnson has only been London mayor for a matter of weeks, yet already there is speculation about who Labour might put up against him in May 2012 (yes, the election will be just a couple of months before the Olympics actually happens).

Ken Livingstone has already indicated a desire to do it, but it is generally thought that Labour will want a new face to challenge Boris Johnson in four years’ time.

And the name to be highlighted in the latest press speculation is none other than Sir Alan Sugar, the multi-millionaire businessman and star of the hit BBC reality show, The Apprentice.

He certainly ticks all the boxes I have always thought a mayoral candidate needs to tick: name recognition; charisma; an existing reputation among voters; and potential to appeal to a wider base than that of the party he would be standing for.

He forgets to mention Bloomberg – the savvy Jewish man with the fortune made from electronic screens. You know, like Sugar…

Posted: 23rd, June 2008 | In: Celebrities, Politicians Comment | TrackBack | Permalink