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Michael Davidson

And don't forget that Mike Read has also come out and backed Boris for the job (see the Guardian article he wrote).

With big political heavyweights like Mike Read backing him, Boris can't go wrong. I've heard Bruno Brookes and Pat Sharp are also thinking of backing him.

Associate Editor

Thanks Michael, have added the link.

Daniel VA

"With big political heavyweights like Mike Read backing him, Boris can't go wrong. I've heard Bruno Brookes and Pat Sharp are also thinking of backing him."

LOL! I hear the crucial endorsement of Tony Blackburn is still up for grabs though...

london conservative

It looks like the party might be putting all of its eggs in a very unsteady and uncertain basket.

malcolm

I think we can also assume that Mike Read will be able to 'deliver' the vote of 'diddy' David Hamilton for Boris too.
The voting intentions of Dave Lee Travis, Ed 'stewpot' Stewart, and the other Radio 1 DJ's from the '70's/80's are sadly unknown.

Treacle

OK troops, please adjust your heads.

We have spent 12 months watching a parade of worthy but stupifyingly dull candidates with no profile trying to lever themselves onto a bigger stage and failing.

Our campaign for Mayor was over - until the moment a big name stepped forward. Now we have a credible candidate with real name recognition let's get the show on the road, forget this crap about asking non-tories to choose our candidate, adopt Boris and start duffing up the left-wing nut who runs our city.

Alex Crowley

This is a shame, as we're going to need a strong alternative to either a) push Boris all the way and sharpen him up, or b) be there to pick up the pieces should Boris have one gaffe too many.

If Boris crashed and burnt (which I hope he doesn't) then any of the current remaining candidates would be appalling- so let's hope the good ship Boris steers a sensible course.

john

If you were ever slightly embarrassed by right-wing comments on Guido or Iain, check out the reaction to Mike Read on the Guardian's Comment is Free.

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