The ruffled blonde mop, ramshackle attire, Eton upbringing and hatred of the Kengestion charge grabbed the headlines and Londoners’ votes, but whether it had any influence on his successful election or not, Boris Johnson’s manifesto actually contained several strong pledges to business. In a document titled ‘Backing London Business’ Boris made the following pledge:
In his victory speech, Boris insisted he was determined to ‘get straight down to business’. It’ll be interesting to see just how literally he means that…and no matter how much David Cameron might look to distance himself from any negative publicity, Boris’ tenure provides an early insight into just how far a Conservative government would really go for business. Over to you, Boris.