Something we have all known for some time has been formally endorsed this week – Boris is London’s Most Important Person.
In a list compiled by an panel of journalists and experts (and part of the Standard‘s “The 1,000” – an annual survey to find the capital’s most influential people) Boris came out on top.
Bozza was described as “unique and unmissable” despite having lost three deputy mayors (that old Yes, Prime Minister scene about “to lose one Cabinet Minister is unfortunate, to lose two looks like carelessness” springs to mind.)
Anyway, the Mayor topped the list ahead of such luminaries as Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Dizzee Rascal (more important than the London transport commissioner, apparently.Â Bonkers.)
Geordie Greig, editor of the Standard, said that the list showed just how important London is to those who want to get ahead whatever their field of expertise.Â He said that the sheer concentration of influential people in London was one of the things that made it so great. And its Mayor, of course.