Boris Johnson confirmed on his website this morning that he was standing for London mayor, and then ten minutes later the post disappeared, leaving his millions of fans in a state of distraughtness. This came hot on the heels of an Andrew Pierce story in the Telelgraph speculating that Boris would announce his bid today. The deadline for applications for mayoral candidates is on Monday.
My expectation is that Steve Norris will throw his hat into the ring again and probably announce it in one of the Sunday broadsheets. Nozzer and Bozzer stand head and shoulders above the dozen or so other candidates who have announced their intentions so far, certainly in terms of public profile. Mike Read is someone I wouldn't underestimate though.