Boris Johnson acts the clown but he carries a political dagger which is aimed straight at his party leader David Cameron. One of his recent remarks makes the point perfectly.
As a Farrelly Brothers remake – complete with Jersey Shore cast – nears screens and as the global economy is leakier than a colander, several political commentators have been lining up their triptychs of dangerously incompetent politicians who are less a comfort – more of a menace as the "Three Stooges Of Politics". I’ve decided I can do better than arbitrary pointing at problems, and will assemble my own crackpot-team – with judgement unclouded by administration, nation or political colour.
Voting closed today for the Labour Party’s candidate for London Mayor.
Ken Livingstone beat rival Oona King with two thirds of the votes.