There’s six days until the London Mayoral election decides the contest between Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson (I should be on the ground Twittering for Brassneck). Certainly the Tories are pushing the idea that its outcome will be a weather vane for the outcome of the general election. Certainly they have had huge help from Andrew Gilligan at the Standard, who’s anti Ken spin on every single story is unremitting. Boris is being kept in check by hawk eyed Australian minder Lynton Crosby. The polls are sending out conflicting, but it cannot help that Labour’s Prime Minister is beginning look like the incredible melting man. His opponents think its comic, but to his supporters it is nothing less than a slow burning tragedy. More on Brassneck.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty
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