BORIS JOHNSON, popular as a rock star, has been shepherding LONDON’s Olympic spectacular for the last two years. Now it’s showtime! Previously a Member of Parliament and Editor-in-Chief of Spectator Magazine, BORIS, 48, recently began a second term as the capital’s mayor. He’s educated, exuberant, knows how to handle the media, and is obviously in love with his city.
Quotations from Mayor JOHNSON:
* “My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive.”
* “My friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters.”
* “In 1904, 20 per cent of journeys were made by bicycle in London. I want to see a figure like that again. If you can’t turn the clock back to 1904, what’s the point of being a Conservative?”
* “I have got a city to run and that’s exactly the point! The government of London will carry on irrespective of the temporary difficulties in providing a national government. Thank you. “