PR disaster for London mayor Boris in Clapham

London mayor Boris Johnson is famous for busking it and came monumentally unstuck on a walkabout in riot-hit Clapham yesterday when local residents (Clapham is a mostly well-heeled suburb of London) gave him some stick for clearly not knowing what he was talking about.

He’s accompanied by a clearly pissed off home secretary Teresa May (who is having a much better war than Boris) whose expression says it all really.

BoJo tried to get his own back by criticising the coalition government’s plans to cut police numbers on the Today programme this morning, only to be slapped down later by PM and fellow Old Etonian David Cameron.

Johnson’s chances of being re-elected London mayor, and ultimately challenging for the Tory leadership, look a lot less healthy this morning.

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Stephen is a former editor of Marketing Week and London Evening Standard advertising columnist. He wrote City Republic for Brand Republic and is a partner in communications consultancy The Editorial Partnership.