Ken Livingstone's campaign launch today proved one thing - that the mayor continues to be obsessed by his opponent. Whatever question he is asked by journalists, he always brings the subject back to Boris. This is an odd strategy for a hackneyed old campaigner like Ken to adopt. Normally in his position you'd expect a candidate to rise above the fray and either ignore his opponent or to swat him away like you would an irritating gnat. Instead, Ken builds Boris up at every opportunity, making idiotic allegations which make him - not Boris - look an idiot. Today's accusation was that Boris would take London back to the 17th century on the basis that he opposes the smoking ban, the minimum wage and is in favour of nuclear power. Astonishing. This is what passes for debate in City Hall.
Livingstone continues to prove that he has nothing positive to say about London. All he can do is throw out ever more outrageous allegations about Boris, none of which chime with the electorate. Meanwhile, Boris's campaign seems to be going from strength to strength. If anyone reading this blog is as sick of Livingstone as I am and would love to see his face when he loses, get in touch with the Boris campaign and offer to help. It's your patriotic duty!