I was invited to take part in Boris Johnson’s launch this morning. It took place at the old council chamber at County Hall. Things got off to a shakey start when the sound on the video was missing. After this was sorted all went well. Boris gave a bravura performance delighting 100 odd of his supporters who had turned out to see him along with the press. It is clear that he intends to be a mayor for all Londoners and focus on three core issues of housing, transport and crime.
He talked about making sure that London’s youngsters benefit from the Olympics and making London safer and more civilised. He spent a lot of time talking about housing which is a key issue for him, especially housing for families rather than rabbit hutches. He rightly points out that we manage to combine very low housing densities with very tiny flats. Doh!
I have put up a link to his campaign on the sidebar, right. If you think Livingstone has had his day and that it is time to have a mayor that cares about Londoners and delivers then go and have a look.
See Telegraph commentary which has majored on his comments about people having a go in the face of anti-social behaviour.