Surely Henley can spare him in the noble quest to finally rid London of Ken?
The Succinct Case for Boris:
- He is high profile and likeable. He has name and face recognition that matches Ken Livingstone. Very few people outside the Conservative activist base know any of the other candidates.
- He would be the popular grassroots choice with his own party activists.
- He reaches out to those not usually interested in politics.
- He is a talented media performer and campaigner.
- He can win.
Watching the recording, Brown got off to a surprisingly shaky and stammering start. The act he is putting on will be difficult to maintain, trying to sound unnaturally consensua, as fake as his new smile. Give it a few months and the inner Gordon will come through. His perfomance was such that he was slapped down by Ming. That was a change…
UPDATE : Tory Radio is backing Boris.
In the small print of Brown’s Commons Statement yesterday:
Right of charities to campaign
168. …it is important to ensure that the regulatory framework for the third sector, together with the Government’s consultation mechanisms and investments in strengthening the organisational capacity of the sector, help it to foster and harness community voices on important issues of public policy. The Government will therefore work with the Charity Commission, Capacitybuilders and sector leaders to explore the options for enabling charities and other sector organisations to better campaign on issues that are likely to advance the cause of the purposes for which they have been established. As part of this process, the Government will consider the recommendations of the recent report of the independent Advisory Group on Campaigning and the Voluntary Sector, chaired by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC (23 May 2007).
Didn’t Jimmy Carter have this exact same job a decade or two ago?
A re-energised Conservative party are intent on squeezing the 3% deficit with the LibDems, who are