So, with some amazement, I find London has elected Boris Johnson as its mayor. I had taken him for a bumbling idiot but maybe I should suspend judgment. His first steps look promising. He appoints Ray Lewis, ex prison governor, to target youth crime. Maybe, with a good team around him, Boris can be successful. He is making a good start, but then so did Gordon Brown.
The Labour Party now must look at itself and its leader and make change. Gordon Brown, who started well last year as PM, seems overwhelmed by the role. His inability to delegate leaves him tired, overworked, and prone to errors of judgment. Now, Sarkozy has withdrawn his support from Tony Blair maybe Gordon should give his old mate, Tony a bell and ask him if he wants his old job back. A few muttered apologies about Iraq, and the Labour Party would have him back as leader with open arms. An election contest of Blair versus Blair-lite(blue) would be winnable for Labour. However, I can’t see Tony making that apology so Milliband is Labour’s best hope.