Just wondering what anyone else thought of Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, appearing on Eastenders?
There does seem to have been some criticism, but as always with Boris, it’s so ridiculous that it’s funny.
What is so breathtaking about the man is that in the time that he’s been Mayor, and even before that, when he put in his handwritten, utter piss-take of an application, he has never appeared to take the job seriously. And not only that, he doesn’t even bother pretending to take it seriously.
Whether playing tennis in Highbury Fields when the average Londoner is at his or her desk, or ogling models at London Fashion Week, or appearing on crappy soap operas and calling it ‘a contribution to the arts’, he’s clearly just happy to be there. And somehow, with his floppy hair and wet-lipped smirk, he gets away with it.
Maybe we should be grateful he’s chosen to enjoy himself rather than get a great deal done. After all, the bendy buses are still here, and the pianos dotted around Central London were a nice, if unoriginal idea.
But if charmingly incompetent Boris is a taste of things to come when the Tories get in, should we be worried?