Boris, meet Boris, Boris and BorisDigital Editor
Today at MIPIM was all about Boris – Boris Johnson that is, Mayor of London. He was everywhere, everything, everyman, everyplace. Attending what must have been 30+ functions across the day, from PIPERS’ London Pavilion with its overview of City planning, announcing Olympic Legacy land transfer news, welcoming in the gallant cyclists from their epic journey down from London, through to a seemingly never ending list of press interviews with magazines and on camera. Twitter was alive with chatter about @MayorOfLondon – am sure he nearly overtook#mipim as the (briefly) globally trended topic of the day.
Some did think he nearly came off the rails when he began canvassing for a Tory government on May 6th at tax payers’ expense, whilst others thought the Mayor’s office had brought down several Borises to manage all the delegate interest, but only one Sir Simon Milton to play the support role. When back on patter, he waxed lyrical about “speed, clarity and certainty” in the planning process – a process that would provide opportunities for “sensitive, beautiful, brilliant developments” in our capital. There are few better champions for our city.
Dan Innes, Managing Director