Boris seems to have gone into overdrive. And what's more he's got a very colourful new website. It was always my hope that his apparent inactivity in the weeks before Christmas was a typical Boris-type ruse to lull his opponents into thinking he wasn't serious and that he'd come out in January all guns blazing. He actually spent the time on policy developing and immersing himself in London issues. Far from being a hive of inactivity he spent the time visiting all parts of the capital to brief himself on local issues and meet people away from the gaze of the press.
The ITV poll which put him only one point behind Livingstone demonstrates that the mayoralty is Boris's for the asking. The poor showing of Brian Paddick at a mere 7% demonstrates that this really is a two horse race. Only Boris can beat Ken! The fact that Boris has now got Lynton Crosby, Toby Vintcent and James McGrath on board also bodes well for the future of his campaign's strategic planning.