Boris Johnson today announced that Bob Diamond, President of Barclays, will be heading up the Mayor's Fund - a scheme where businessmen & women can contribute to community groups in London. Within an hour, Ken Livingstone's little helpers were phoning round everyone saying he was a, wait for it, shock horror - a Non Dom! Turns out he isn't. But why are they so jumpy? Who would care if he was? Surely we want to encourage investment.
All this was on a day when Ken launched his community cohesion document - and then slagged of Belgians because they don't spend much money when they visit the capital. You couldn't make it up.