Boris Johnson's political skill

Borish Johnson after casting his vote in the General Election in Islington (Photo: PA)
Borish Johnson after casting his vote in the General Election in Islington (Photo: PA)

The saga of Boris Johnson’s will-he won’t-he announcement about standing as mayor in 2012 – finally resolved with his declaration today – demonstrates, once again, why his opponents should never underestimate his political skill.

His candidacy in 2012 was always a foregone conclusion, and in objective terms its announcement should have been a non-event. But by accident or calculation – and as always with Boris, you never know quite which – he has kept that non-event in the headlines for weeks.

Many of Boris’s enemies still show a fatal inability to take him seriously. They really should wise up, and soon.

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