I have to say that I find him a tad clown-ish BUT he has a populist instinct and it may well lead him to the role of next Conservative Leader.
Boris Johnson has urged Prime Minister David Cameron to stop “pussyfooting around” and invest in major infrastructure projects in London. The Mayor of London told the Evening Standard that money should be spent on projects such as Crossrail 2 and extra river crossings. He said he still supported plans for an airport on an artificial island – dubbed “Boris Island” – in the Thames. A Number 10 spokesman said Mr Cameron had declined to comment. Mr Johnson said: “This is the time to be ambitious about London and what it can do for Britain.
Johnson is saying popular things and in a way I reckon he is outflanking Cameron. Obviously Boris is manoeuvring like mad here and he is doing so with some aplomb. I bet Cameron hates him! Would such a maverick make a good leader though?