I've always thought that the celeb-historian Tristram Hunt is a bit of a prat. His op-ed piece in today's Evening Standard (not online) does little to persuade me otherwise. His argument is that the outer London boroughs really oughtn't to have much of a role in the governance of the nation's capital, presumably because they vote Conservative. No, instead Tristram believes London really only consists of those boroughs in the centre, which, surprise surprise, just happen to be the ones full to the brim of polenta chewing metrosexual lefties like him. He's essentially using the same argument as Yasmin Alibhai-Brown in the Indy this morning - that the people are too stupid to know what's good for them. How very typical of the left.
Olly Kendall has a piece on CiF today arguing that it woz the Evening Standard wot will win it for Boris. Not on today's showing.